“A voz do morro” and “Acender as velas”

Lyrics from "A voz do morro" by Zé Kéti (1955) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w_V4H-pxFY - I'm samba, the voice from the morro, that's me indeed, yes sir I want to show the world that I have worth I'm the king of the terreiro, I'm samba I'm native from here, from Rio de Janeiro I'm the one who brings joy to millions… Continue reading “A voz do morro” and “Acender as velas”

Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas

Lyrics from "Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas" by Carlos Lyra and Vinicius de Moraes (1963) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y88EguvjlVM --- 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

Quando o Carnaval Chegar

Lyrics from "Quando o Carnaval Chegar" by Chico Buarque (1972) --- Good Audio Version (Chico Buarque) --- For those who see me just standing there, distant Who guarantee I don't know how to samba I'm saving myself for when Carnival comes I'm just watching, knowing, feeling, hearing - and I can't speak I'm saving myself… Continue reading Quando o Carnaval Chegar