Child of Gold (Menino d'Oiro )

  • Artist: José Afonso (José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos / Zeca Afonso)
  • Featuring artist: António Portugal, Eduardo Melo, Manuel Pepe, Paulo Alão
  • Album: Os Vampiros Edisco, 1987, CD
  • Song: Menino d'Oiro
English translation

Child of Gold

My Child is made of Gold,
Fine gold,
Don’t mind
That he’s small
Don’t mind
That he’s just a baby.
My Child is made of Gold,
Soft gold
I’ll have to take him
In my sailing ship.
I’ll have to take him
In my sailing ship.

Come, birds from the sky
To tenderly alight
On the shoulders
Of my child
Of my child
Of my child.

Come along with me, come
I’m not going alone
I’ll take the child
In my sled.
I’ll take the child
In my sled.
How many sweet dreams
Before you take it easy?
Avaricious child
Don’t be afraid.
Avaricious child
Don’t be afraid.

Wherever you go in your dreams?
I want to go with you
Child of Gold
I am your friend
Child of Gold
I am your friend.

Come high mountains
Come sea breezes
My child
Was born to love.
My child
Was born to love.
Come with me, come
I’m not going alone
I’ll take the child
In my sled
I’ll take the child
In my sled
My Child is made of Gold
Fine gold
Don’t mind
He’s just little
Don’t mind
He’s just baby.
O my Child is made of Gold
Of soft gold
I’ll have to take him
In my sailing ship.
I’ll have to take him
In my sailing ship.

Come high mountains
Come Sea breezes
My child
Was born to love.
My child
Was born to love.
Come with me, come
I’m not going alone
I’ll bring the child
In my sled
I’ll bring the child
In my sled.

(translated from the Portuguese by Phil Meyler)

Submitted by Phil Meyler on Sun, 14/10/2012 - 15:37
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Menino d'Oiro

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