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Antonio Carlos Jobim was a great songwriter. These new translations give a more accurate English version of the songs we know and love. With full respect to the original lyricists we hope to give Jobim fans a new enjoyment and appreciation of these timeless classics.


Antonio Carlos Jobim & Newton Mendonca
trans. Mal Adam

So you say that I am singing out of key
Won't you know love how much you are hurting me
Only lucky people can hear a tune as clear as you
I can only hear what the Lord meant me to
If you insist that what I do ain't musical
Then I say that what you hear's not it at all
If I could I would tell you all about the key
This is bossa nova, can you hear it naturally?

You don't even know how the players take their part
Music is the best when it sings from the heart
I got your picture babe, with my Rolleiflex
How it's showing that you never even care
You will never know my love - I'll never get to say
Cos the deepest love can only happen when you play
So with all your music forget to play the song
Listen to us singing - how we know it can't be wrong
Deep within us bossa nova's singing oh so naturally


from Nova Jobim, released August 8, 2004
Lyn Acton - vocals
Rich Arthurs - guitar
Danny Templeman - percussion
Gordon Kilroy - percussion

Arrangements by Bossa Loco
Translations by Mal Adam
Cover design by Lucy King

Engineered by Collis
Produced by Jay Moy, Lyn Acton & Bossa Loco
Distributed by Proper


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