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Lyr Req: Brazilian Love Song / Andorinha Preta

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Will Bakker 10 Apr 99 - 02:42 PM
rich r 10 Apr 99 - 03:44 PM
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Penny 10 Apr 99 - 04:44 PM
Will Bakker 11 Apr 99 - 02:41 AM
The Shambles 11 Apr 99 - 02:06 PM
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Will Bakker 06 Aug 03 - 11:06 AM
Jim Dixon 03 Jan 04 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Barrie Mortimer 22 Jan 05 - 06:50 AM
jacqui.c 22 Jan 05 - 08:22 AM
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Flash Company 22 Jan 05 - 09:43 AM
GUEST,wow!!nice song.. 07 Feb 09 - 10:46 PM
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Subject: I see a little bird
From: Will Bakker
Date: 10 Apr 99 - 02:42 PM

All day long I have this song in my head. The first line is: I see a little bird that is sitting in a treetop. I think it's a song from the sixties and it also has Spanish words. It is a kind of Calypso song. Who knows the lyrics, who sang it and when was it a sort of a hit?


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: rich r
Date: 10 Apr 99 - 03:44 PM

Could it be:

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.....

rich r


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: Will Bakker
Date: 10 Apr 99 - 03:46 PM

Sorry, that's not the song I mean. Maybe the song was only popular in Europe?


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: Penny
Date: 10 Apr 99 - 04:44 PM

I remember something like :

"I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop,

A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop,"

And that, again, repeated four times in all. Surely that can't be all?


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: Will Bakker
Date: 11 Apr 99 - 02:41 AM

Yes, it is the song, but it's not all. There was a melody sung with different words, together with the lyrics that were repeted. It had an effect like a cannon has (the musical cannon that is!) . Apart from these lyrics it was also sung in Spanish.


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: The Shambles
Date: 11 Apr 99 - 02:06 PM

Edmundo Ros used to sing it too. AAA THREEEE A FOUR.

Fly, my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love etc

etc means I don't know any more.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Brazilian love song-Nat King Cole
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Aug 03 - 09:45 AM

Here's the English, and it would be Portuguese anyway. Not found them.

BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG (Andorinha Preta)
(Ferreira / Hoffman / Manning / Cole)
Nat King Cole - 1962


(Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom)

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Please won't you tell her that I'm the one who cares
Please bring to me her answer

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love

From: http://207.44.240.63/~lyricsp/alpha/songs/b/brazilianlovesongandorinhapreta.html


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Subject: Lyr Req: Brazilian love song-spanish/portuguese
From: Will Bakker
Date: 06 Aug 03 - 11:06 AM

A week ago you helped me to find the English lyrics of Brazilian love song by Nat King Cole, but I am especially interested in the Portuguese or Spanish part of the song
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG (Andorinha Preta)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 11:22 AM

Lyrics copied from International Lyrics Playground:

BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG (Andorinha Preta)
(Ferreira / Hoffman / Manning / Cole)
Nat King Cole - 1956

(Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom)

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Please won't you tell her that I'm the one who cares
Please bring to me her answer

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love

[The original ANDORINHA PRETA (literally, "Black Swallow") was written in Portuguese by Brazilian singer-songwriter Breno Ferreira (1907-66) in 1932. It is classified as an "embolada," which seems to be some sort of rhythm or dance like samba or tango.

[Apparently the English translation was written for Nat King Cole by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning. It appears on Cole's double album (that is, 2 LPs reissued as one CD) "Nat Cole Sings the Great Songs" and "Thank You, Pretty Baby" EMI CD 538414, 2002.

[It was also recorded by Bert Kaempfert and his Orchestra on the album "Tropical Sunrise," Polydor CD 533905, 1998. I don't know whether that recording includes a vocal.]


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: GUEST,Barrie Mortimer
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 06:50 AM

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/b/brazilianlovesongandorinhapreta.shtml has the words. Still can't find my "Eine kleine fliege flugge bird" in a more recent thread.


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: jacqui.c
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 08:22 AM

Fly my Brazilian love bird, Fly to the one I love
Please won't you tell her that I'm the one who cares
Please bring to me her answer

I see a little bird..............


I can remember hearing Edmundo Ros singing this on the radio when I was a kid. That's all the words I can remember right now.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG / ANDORINHA PRETA
From: GUEST,Barrie Mortimer
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 09:35 AM

The alta vista link has the following:

BRAZILIAN LOVE SONG (Andorinha Preta)
(Ferreira / Hoffman / Manning / Cole)
Nat King Cole - 1962


(Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-a-da-da-la-la-la-la-la
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom
Pi-ad-pa-di-ad-da-di-ad-pom)

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Please won't you tell her that I'm the one who cares
Please bring to me her answer

I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop
I see a little bird that is sitting in the treetop
A pretty little bird that is sitting in the treetop

Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love
Fly my Brazilian love bird
Fly to the one I love



(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2003)


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Subject: RE: I see a little bird
From: Flash Company
Date: 22 Jan 05 - 09:43 AM

Yeah, well that takes care of the English lyric!
Nat Cole recorded this, not sure if I have a copy or not, but will check.
As you say, Will, it also had a Spanish lyric. I don't speak Spanish, but imagine it translates as follows;-

I see a little bird that is sitting in the tree top.........

Life's too short!

FC


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see a little bird (Brazilian Love Song)
From: GUEST,wow!!nice song..
Date: 07 Feb 09 - 10:46 PM

can u pls mail me the song mp3?my id is
drono001@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see a little bird (Brazilian Love Song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 12:59 AM

Hi-
It's not out yet. The Nat "King" Cole recording will be available for sale from Amazon on February 10, 2009. You can hear a sample of the song here (click).
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I see a little bird (Brazilian Love Song)
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 12:26 PM

Joe, you are amazing!


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANDORINHA PRETA (Breno Ferreira)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Feb 09 - 08:19 AM

The original language is Portuguese, not Spanish. Portuguese is the national language of Brazil.

Here are the lyrics copied from http://www.beakauffmann.com/mpb_a/andorinha-preta.html

There is supposed to be a MIDI file on that page, but it didn't play for me.


ANDORINHA PRETA

Composição: Breno Ferreira
Interpretação: Wilson Simonal

Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola

Voa andorinha preta
De asa arrepiada
Vai, vai dormir teu sono, andorinha
Que é de madrugada

É, muita coisa não devia se fazer
Muitas vezes a gente chora
Por deixar seu bem querer
Minha cabocla foi-se embora do sertão
Fez que nem as andorinhas
Foi buscar outro verão

Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me fugiu da gaiola
Eu tinha uma andorinha que me...

*
Here are "translations" by Babel Fish and by Google, but don't expect anything poetic.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brazilian Love Song / Andorinha Preta
From: GUEST,rico
Date: 12 Dec 15 - 08:57 AM

thanks for the Portuguese lyrics. I heard this in the late fifties when nat king cole first released it. not fluent in the language. could not rationalize the words. my quest is complete.

ever heard of Brazilian Playboys. in sixties, before the 64 kaffuffle there, there was an album with Jesu, Joy of man's desiring and something the liner notes called "voice percussion". another quest to locate this music.


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