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                        O Vento 

                                    ©Doteval Caymmi

           

            I first heard this song in the 1950s, on the West Coast, but didn't learn it until Larry Holland introduced me to the music of Brazilian singer and composer Doreval Caymmi.  Thanks to Prof. Holland for this translation from the Brazilian Portuguese (Northeast dialect).

 

Gordon – Spanish guitar

 

                    Let us go and call the wind

          Vamos, charmer o vento (2)

                    Wind that fills the sail

          Vento que da na vela

                        Sail that lifts the boat

          Vela que leva o barco

                    Boat that carries the man

          Barco que leva a gentre

                    Man that hauls the fish

          Gentre que leva o peixe

                    Fish that brings money

          Peize que da dinheiro

                    Curriman ei, curriman lam bai

          (a sound of sorrow)

                    Wind that fills the sail

          Vento que da na vela

                    Sail that capsizes the boat

          Vento que vira o barco

 

 

 

O Vento is recorded on the album Herrings in the Bay