Samba de Orly

Lyrics from "Samba de Orly" (1970) Music by Toquinho; lyrics by Chico Buarque and Vinicius de Moraes Chico Buarque and Toquinho sing the version banned by censors: --- Good Audio Version (censor-approved) --- Go on, my brother, catch that plane You're right for running away like this From this cold, but kiss My Rio de Janeiro… Continue reading Samba de Orly

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 had nothing, what hunger I had... What a cursed drought in my Ceará I went… Continue reading Pau de Arara


Lyrics from Arrastão (Trawl) by Edu Lobo and Vinicius de Moraes, 1965 --- Good Audio Version (Grooveshark) --- Eh! There are dinghies in the sea Hey! hey! hey! They're trawling today Eh! Everyone fishing Enough of the shade, João Jovi, look at the trawl Going into the endless sea Eh! My brother, bring me Yemanjá for me… Continue reading Arrastão