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 people's hearts, longing and ashes are all that's left In the streets, the scene… Continue reading Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas

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

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 samba changed all of a sudden Influence of jazz It almost died And ends up… Continue reading Influência do Jazz