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Kathryn Taubert: Music

"The Boy From Ipanema" from CD: "Where Can I Go Without You?"

(Kathryn Taubert, vocal; Claude Rhea, keyboard; Rick Howard guitar/vocal. Arranged by Claude Rhea and Kathryn Taubert)
June 1, 2007
A. Jobim, V. De Moreas. N. Gimbel
The story goes that Tom Jobim and DeMoreas would have coffee every afternoon while watching a lovely girl make her way to the beach. In fact, the tune was written somewhat earlier for a play (Dirigível), but was later connected to Heloisa Pinheiro , and a myth (in which there is usually a kernel of truth), was born.
This version was arranged by Naples' own Claude Rhea, on keyboard, with Rick Howard on guitar. Note Claude's polymorphic piano solo that virtually leaps off the CD! (Sound clip includes Portuguese chorus only. Second chorus in English on CD).
Olha que coisa mais linda, Mais cheia de graça, É ela menina, Que vem que passa
Num doce balanço, caminho do mar.

Moça do corpo dourado, Do sol de Ipanema, O seu balançado é mais que um poema,
a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar.
Ah, porque estou tão sozinho, Ah, porque tudo é tão triste, Ah, a beleza que existe.
A beleza que não é só minha, Que também passa sozinha.

Ah, se ela soubesse, Que quando ela passa, O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça,
E fica mais lindo, Por causa do amor.

Tall and tan and young and handsome, the Boy From Ipanema goes walkin' and when he passes he one he passes, goes "Ahhhh."

When he walks he's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gently that when he passes each one he passes, goes "Ahhhh."

Oh, but I watch him so sadly.
How can I tell him I love him?
Yes, I would give my heart gladly, but each day when he walks to the sea, he looks straight ahead not at me.

Tall and tan and young and handsome, the Boy from Ipanema goes walkin' and when he passes, I smile, but he doesn't see.
No he doesn't see.
He just doesn't see.
He just doesn't see.
Looking back to see if he is looking back at me,
Looking back to see if he is looking back at me,
Looking back to see if he is looking back at me,
Look at me!