Tim Maia Lyrical Translations from Portuguese to English

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Joined: 10.10.2017


Is there a member of this site who has a musical background that might be able to translate some Tim Maia songs in a way in which the new English lyrics stay within the musical arrangement of the original? In other words, it doesn't have to be a literal translation, but rather a translation that maintains the essence of the message of the lyrics while keeping within the exact musical beat/arrangement of Maia's original songs? If so, please contact me and we can hopefully discuss a work for hire. Thanks!


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Joined: 05.04.2012


I don't have a musical background, nor do I know any member who knows both Portuguese and English and has one. I've provided, if I'm not wrong, one translation of Tim Maia's song, but I don't do musical/literal translations - a personal choice. I wish I could, but I'm afraid I can't help here. Though I studied metrics, rhymes, etc., I don't think I would do a good job with these.

You might check the list of users who know this language pair here > http://lyricstranslate.com/en/members

Joined: 09.10.2016

Hello, I think I might be able to help. I have a doubt though: what you want is English versions of the songs? Like, adapting the verses to create rhymes in English?