Unhappy Thought

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Unhappy Thought (Palpite Infeliz)  (1935) 
by Noel Rosa, translated by Kirsten Weinoldt

Song from 1935. Translation by Kirsten Weinoldt of Brazzil Magazine, 2000

Who are you who don't know what you're saying?
My God in Heaven, what an unhappy thought
Hooray for Estácio, Salgueiro, Mangueira,
Oswaldo Cruz and Matriz
Which always knew very well
That Vila (Isabel) doesn't want to suffocate anyone
Only wants to show that it also makes samba

To make a poem in the Vila is child's play
The sound of samba dances to the grove
I already called for you to see
You didn't because you didn't want to
Who are you who don't know what you're saying?

Vila is an independent city
Which has samba but doesn't want the patent
Why pay attention to someone who doesn't know
Where his nose is
Who are you who don't know what you're saying?

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