Vingança

Lyrics from "Vingança" by José Maria de Abreu and Francisco Matoso; recorded by Gastão Formenti (1935) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byq6LrMfoqI ___ Lá na beira do roçado // Out at the farmland's edge Onde a tristeza não vem // Where sorrow doesn't reach Eu vivia sossegado // I lived so serenely Com a viola do meu lado // With… Continue reading Vingança

“Chorando Baixinho” and “Winger theme” (Stripes)

Today I'm departing from the usual format of this blog to tell a little story I found funny about a lyric-less choro song.  If any of you, my dear readers, are fans of the 1981 comedy Stripes, and happen to have watched it enough to have the soundtrack fully fixed in your memory, then maybe you'll remember… Continue reading “Chorando Baixinho” and “Winger theme” (Stripes)

“Chega de Saudade” — “Garota de Ipanema” — “O amor em paz”

Chega de Saudade (1958, Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes) --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuJrpP0Mak --- Vai minha tristeza // Get along, my sorrow E diz a ela que sem ela não pode ser // And tell her it's just impossible without her Diz-lhe numa prece // Urge her in an entreaty Que ela regresse // To come back to me Porque… Continue reading “Chega de Saudade” — “Garota de Ipanema” — “O amor em paz”