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Samba Maria (English translation)

  • Artist: David Koven
  • Song: Samba Maria Album: Samba Maria
  • Translations: English, Portuguese
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Samba Maria

Maria
Ne reste donc pas au fond de ta favela
Mais descend faire un tour à Copacabana
Car sans toi le carnaval
Semblerait banal
 
Maria
Quand tes deux pieds effleurent le sable du rivage
Même les vagues n'osent plus glisser sur la plage
Hélas la mer ne sait pas
Danser la samba
 
{Refrain:}
Samba Maria
Tu as la peau cuivrée des yeux de chat
Samba Maria
Tu es la plus belle des cariocas
Samba Maria
Tu as la peau cuivrée des yeux de chat
Samba Maria
Tu es la plus belle des cariocas
 
Maria
N'écoute pas le sorcier qui vient de Bahia
Laisse tous tes grigris laisse tes macumbas
Si tu veux tomber en transe
Il y a la danse
 
{au Refrain}
 
Maria
Ne tourne pas tes yeux vers le Corcovado
Le plaisir que l'on a ne nous vient pas d'en haut
L'amour tu l'auras sur terre
Au bord de la mer
 
Maria
Maria vient nous faire profiter de ton corps
Presse toi car bientôt l'carnaval sera mort
Trois nuits de bonheur par an
N'est ce pas tentant
 
{au Refrain}
 
Submitted by Salve a SelvaSalve a Selva on 2021-11-27
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Samba Maria

Maria
Don't remain deep within your favela1
But come and take a tour of Copacabana
Because without you the Carnival
Will seem boring
 
Maria
When your two feet brush the sand of the shore
Even the waves don't dare to come onto the beach
Alas, the ocean doesn't know how
To dance the samba
 
{Refrain:}
Samba Maria
You have copper-toned skin and eyes like a cat
Samba Maria
You are the most beautiful of the Cariocas
Samba Maria
You have copper-toned skin and eyes like a cat
Samba Maria
You are the most beautiful of the Cariocas
 
Maria
Don't listen to the sorcerer who comes from Bahia
Leave all your magic charms, leave your rituals2
If you want to fall into a trance
There is the dance
 
{Refrain}
 
Maria
Don't turn your eyes towards Corcovado3
The pleasure that we have does not come from above
The love that you'll have is on the earth
At the seashore
 
Maria
Maria comes to make us enjoy your body
Hurry up, because soon the carnival will be over
Three nights of good times per year
Isn't it tempting
 
{Refrain}
 
Thanks!
Submitted by cph1776cph1776 on 2022-12-01
Added in reply to request by Salve a SelvaSalve a Selva
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