Homenagem ao Malandro & Homenagem à Velha Guarda

Lyrics from "Homenagem ao Malandro" by Chico Buarque (1978) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fVyckW2ljs --- I went to write a samba in honor of the cream of the malandragem That I know from Carnivals of years gone by I went to Lapa and the trip was wasted 'Cause that kind of malandragem doesn't exist anymore Now it's just not normal The amount of… Continue reading Homenagem ao Malandro & Homenagem à Velha Guarda

Sala de Recepção

Lyrics from "Sala de Recepção" by Cartola (early 1940s, recorded on Cartola II [1976]) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBeB0nZbvP4 -- Inhabited by people so simple and so poor Who have only the sun for shelter How can you sing, Mangueira? (response) Well we'll have you know we don't desire any more At night, the silvery moon, in silence, listens to our songs… Continue reading Sala de Recepção

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”