“Vem amenizar”; “O Mar Serenou”; “Ouro Desça do seu Trono/ Mil Reis”

Lyrics from "Vem amenizar" by Candeia and Waldir 59 (1978) https://youtu.be/DRuT5HPPDx4 -- Vem amenizar a minha dor, amor // Come alleviate my pain, my love Tu és entre elas a mais bela flor // You are, among them, the most beautiful flower Vem porque só eu te quero bem // Come, because only I want the… Continue reading “Vem amenizar”; “O Mar Serenou”; “Ouro Desça do seu Trono/ Mil Reis”

Paulo da Portela: “Linda Borboleta,” “Linda Guanabara,” and “O meu nome já caiu no esquecimento”

Lyrics from "Linda Borboleta" by Paulo da Portela and Monarco Part 1- by Paulo da Portela Beautiful butterfly, don't be so mischievous Leave my rose be, so lovely on the stem It's my delight, when dawn breaks, to pay her a visit See her bathed in dew When the sun comes it covers her with… Continue reading Paulo da Portela: “Linda Borboleta,” “Linda Guanabara,” and “O meu nome já caiu no esquecimento”

“Estrela de Madureira” and “Madureira Chorou”

Lyrics from "Estrela de Madureira" by Acyr Pimentel and Cardoso; recorded by Roberto Ribeiro (1975) --- Shining in a tremendous theater, in a tourbillion of light, of light The vision appears of she who my samba expresses The star goes on shining, a thousand sequins sprinkling the ground with poetry The lead showgirl from the suburb on the Central line… Continue reading “Estrela de Madureira” and “Madureira Chorou”