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Earth & Sky/Terra & Ceu

Assum Preto (Black Bird)

06:03
Maguinha
2005
Luiz Gonzaga and Humberto Teixeira

Lyrics

Tudo em vorta e só beleza

Sol de abril e a mata em frô

Mas Assum Preto Cego dos zóio

Num veno a luz, ai! canta de dor.

Tarveis por iguinoranca ou mardade das pio

Furaro os zóio do Assum Preto

Pra ele assim ai, cantá mió.

Assum Preto veve sórto

Mas num pode avoá

Mil veiz a sina de uma gaiola

Desde que o céu, ai! pudesse oiá

Assum Preto meu cantar é tão triste quanto o teu

Tambem robaro o meu amor

que era a luz, ai! dos zóio meu

Tambem robaro o meu amor

que era a luz, ai! dos zóio meu!

 

Translation: 

All around is pure beauty

April sun and the forest in bloom

But Black Bird, Blind of his eyes,

Not seeing the light Sings from the pain.

Maybe out of ignorance or of the worst kind of meanness

They gouged out the Black Bird’s eyes

So he could sing better.  

Black Bird is always roaming

But he cannot fly away

A thousand times better

The fate of living in a cage

As long as he could see the sky

Black Bird my singing

Is as sad as yours.

My love was also taken away

And he was the light of my eyes.