Category Archives: Carlos Lira

Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas

Lyrics from “Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas” by Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes (1963) — Original recording (Jorge Goulart) — Our Carnival is over No one hears songs being sung No one passes by anymore, playing, happy And in … Continue reading

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Pau de Arara

Lyrics from “Pau de Arara” by Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes (1965) from musical Pobre Menina Rica — Good Audio Version (without spoken sections) — Sung I was growing tired of how hungry I was, of the hunger I had I … Continue reading

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Influência do Jazz

Lyrics from “Influência do Jazz” by Carlos Lira (1962) — My poor samba It started getting mixed up and modernized, and got lost And the sway, where is it? It’s gone Where’s that shimmy that stirs us up Poor thing, my … Continue reading

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