João Gilberto – “João Valentão” (Dorival Caymmi) and “Chão de Estrelas” (Orestes Barbosa and Silvio Caldas)

https://youtu.be/PuBqEdb464g?t=2610   "João Valentão" by Dorival Caymmi (1945) João Valentão é brigão// João Valentão is a tough De dar bofetão// He throws blows Não presta atenção e nem pensa na vida// He doesn’t pay attention and doesn’t even contemplate life A todo João intimida// He intimidates every João Faz coisas que até Deus duvida// He… Continue reading João Gilberto – “João Valentão” (Dorival Caymmi) and “Chão de Estrelas” (Orestes Barbosa and Silvio Caldas)

Chão de Estrelas

Lyrics from "Chão de Estrelas" (Starry Ground) by Orestes Barbosa and Sílvio Caldas (1937) --- Good Audio Version (João Gilberto) --- My life was an illuminated stage, I was always dressed in gold A clown of lost illusions Covered in phony bells of joy, I went around singing my fantasy Among the feverish palms* of hearts My… Continue reading Chão de Estrelas