Corcovado (song)

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"Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)"
Single by Andy Williams
Released December 1965
Genre Easy Listening
Length 2:54
Writer(s) Antonio Carlos Jobim
Andy Williams singles chronology
"Ain't It True"
(1965)
"Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)"
(1965)
"May Each Day"
(1966)

"Corcovado" (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") is a bossa nova song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1960. An English lyric was later written by Gene Lees. The Portuguese title refers to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Andy Williams recorded the song with English lyrics, reaching #92 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 1965.[1]

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It is now considered a jazz standard, having been recorded by:

Portuguese lyrics[edit]

Um cantinho, um violão
Este amor, uma canção
Pra fazer feliz a quem se ama

Muita calma pra pensar
E ter tempo pra sonhar
Da janela vê-se o Corcovado
O Redentor, que lindo !

Quero a vida sempre assim
Com você perto de mim
Até o apagar da velha chama

E eu que era triste
Descrente desse mundo
Ao encontrar você eu conheci
O que é felicidade, meu amor.

A little nook/corner, a guitar
that loves a song
to make the one you love happy.

Much calm to think
and time to dream
Through the window one can see the Corcovado
the Redeemer, how lovely !

I want life to always be like this
with you near me
until the old flame dies out.

And I who was sad,
disbelieving in this world
Upon finding you I found out
what happiness is, my love.

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