Corcovado
(Corcovado Mountain)

Music and Lyrics by Antonio Carlos Jobim
(translated by H.A. Rumann)

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Quiet nights of quiet stars
quiet chords from my guitar
floating on the silence that surrounds us
 
Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
and a window that looks out on Corcovado
Oh, how lovely

Um cantihno, Um violão       A sweet song, a guitar
Este amor, Uma canção       This love, A song
P'ra fazer feliz a quem se ama       To make happy whom is loved.
 
Muita calma p'ra pensar       Much calm to think
E ter tempo p'ra sonhar       And have time to dream
Da janela vê-se o Corcovado       From the window, Corcovado can be seen
O Redentor, que lindo!       The Redeemer, how beautifull!
 
Quero a vida sempre assim       I want life to always be like this.
Com vocé perto de mim       With you right next to me
até o apagar da velha chama.       'till the love ends.
 
E eu que era triste       And I who was sad
Descrente deste mundo       Having lost faith in this world
Ao encontra você eu conheci       I found you and then I knew
o que é felicidade, meu amor       what happiness is, my love


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Last updated: January 10, 1997
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