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CORCOVADO ANDREA MOTIS JOAN CHAMORRO QUINTET & SCOTT HAMILTON

CORCOVADO (TOM JOBIM, 1960) performed by ANDREA MOTIS JOAN CHAMORRO QUINTET & SCOTT

Lyrics

Quiet nights of quiet stars
Quiet chords from my guitar
Floating on the silence
That surrounds usQuiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
And a window that looks out
On Corcovado
Oh, how lovelyUm cantinho, um violão
Esse amor, uma canção
Pra fazer feliz
A quem se amaMuita calma pra pensar
E ter tempo pra sonhar
Da janela vê-se o Corcovado
O Redentor, que lindoQuero a vida sempre assim
Com você perto de mim
Até o apagar da velha chamaE eu, que era triste
Descrente desse mundo
Ao encontrar você eu conheci
O que é felicidade, meu amorQuero a vida sempre assim
Com você perto de mim
Até o apagar da velha chamaE eu, que era triste
Descrente desse mundo
Ao encontrar você eu conheci
O que é a felicidade, meu amor

Corcovado” (known in English as “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars“) is a bossa nova song written by Antônio 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. Tony Bennett recorded the first popular English cover of “Quiet Nights” with new lyrics by Buddy Kaye in 1963. Numerous English cover recordings then followed sometimes credited to Lees and/or Kaye and Lees, including the Andy Williams recording of the song with English lyrics, reaching #92 in the Billboard Hot 100 and #18 in the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart in 1965.[2] Also receiving air-play, contemporaneously with Andy Williams’ recording of “Quiet Nights,” was Kitty Kallen’s version. Her album, titled “Quiet Nights,” was released by 20th Century-Fox Records in 1964.

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