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Here is one of my favorite Brazilian Female Vocalists – this track will just give you an idea of her greatness, an entire album is recommended  – she is that good.  Find a comfortable chair, maybe some sunshine or a warm fireplace – Brazilian Basa Nova/Samba is a real treat when you want to kick back and relax, that is if you like smooth, sensual Brazilian melodies and rhythms as well as soulful Portuguese lyrics! Elis is joined in a duet with Tom Jobim (he wrote the song) for a fun rendition of Aguas De Marco – you might recognize the tune, but if you don’t, it will quickly become a favorite. Wow, it is nice to listen to music that puts a smile on your face! Below you will find is a bit of the translation – it is a long set of lyrics so I have only put about one-third of the words, just to give you the flavor. The Piano might sound out of tune – it isn’t – Elis and Tom are whistling at the same time.

Waters of March

A stick, a stone,
It’s the end of the road,
It’s the rest of a stump,
It’s a little alone

It’s a sliver of glass,
It is life, it’s the sun,
It is night, it is death,
It’s a trap, it’s a gun

The oak when it blooms,
A fox in the brush,
A knot in the wood,
The song of a thrush

The wood of the wind,
A cliff, a fall,
A scratch, a lump,
It is nothing at all

It’s the wind blowing free,
It’s the end of the slope,
It’s a beam, it’s a void,
It’s a hunch, it’s a hope

And the river bank talks
of the waters of March,
It’s the end of the strain,
The joy in your heart

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