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Mariza - Ó Gente Da Minha Terra Lyrics

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TitleÓ Gente Da Minha Terra
ArtistMariza
AlbumBest Of Mariza [2014], Track 19
Concerto Em Lisboa [2007], Track 16
Fado Em Mim [2003], Track 5
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Duration00:07:19
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Song lyrics
É meu e vosso este fado
Destino que nos amarra
Por mais que seja negado
Às cordas de uma guitarra

Sempre que se ouve o gemido
De uma guitarra a cantar
Fica-se logo perdido
Com vontade de chorar

Ó gente da minha terra
Agora é que eu percebi
Esta tristeza que trago
Foi de vós que a recebi

E pareceria ternura
Se eu me deixasse embalar
Era maior a amargura
Menos triste o meu cantar

Ó gente da minha terra
Agora é que eu percebi
Esta tristeza que trago
Foi de vós que a recebi
submitted by AC on March 19th, 2006
written by Amalia Rodrigues, Tiago Machado
copyright with Lyrics © S.P.A.(Sociedade Portuguesa De Autores)




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0 likes - like | 13-02-2013 06:26 Portu 
Portu
 
2 posts
I am learning how to speak Portuguese, and I love Mariza's music. What a beautiful version. What a voice!. Bravo Mariza.
Adoro fado, muito obrigado pela musica do Mariza. Belha.
Abracos do Venezuela
0 likes - like | 24-12-2011 09:08 microfado 
microfado
 
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Hi everyone. Just contributing with an alternate translation (based on grounded_angel's very good translation)... just changed a few verses, so it seems slightly more accurate to me. (But, yeah, "literary" Portuguese is not easy to directly translate to English)

"This fado is mine and yours
Destiny that keeps us tied
How hard we try to deny it
To the strings of a guitar

Everytime we hear the moan
singing, on a guitar
One gets instantly lost
With the willing to cry

Oh people from my land
Now I understood
That this sadness I have
It was from you I got it

It would look like tenderness
If i'd let myself to rock
The bitterness would be greater [but]
Less sad my singing

Oh people from my land
Now I understood
That this sadness I have
It was from you I got it"
0 likes - like | 27-03-2011 23:17 syko237 
syko237
 
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just like an earlier post i saw mariza on jools holland ages ago and fell in love now i have the translation . thanks guys "what a great site"(favourites)
0 likes - like | 27-04-2006 18:38 bledax 
bledax
 
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hey angel...thank you for the translation....you were so quick with it.... i know only a few about fado but to understand it you dont really need to know the lyrics %100 i think... in every move of mariza its easy to see the pain ,the tears and the holy ambiance of a lament...its about live and death...and the fascinating thing of her is that she has the gift to show it to any person from anywhere on this planet even if they dont understand it.i liked to know the lyrics because i was wondering what it is about...i heard that shes from somewhere in africa ...is that correct??? thank you soooo much again ....vaya con dios...
0 likes - like | 16-04-2006 11:47 grounded_angel 
grounded_angel
 
6,593 posts
I can try to make a translation of it, even though this is fado and for the portuguese fado is more than a song, it's a feeling

This fado is mine and yours
Destiny that keeps us tied
How hard we try to deny it
To the strings of a guitar

Everytime we hear the groan
Of a singing guitar
We stay always lost
With the willing to cry

Oh people from my land
Now I understood
That this sadness I have
It was from you I got it

It would look like tenderness
If i'd let myself to rock
It would be the biggest bitter
Less sad than my singing

Oh people from my land
Now I understood
That this sadness I have
It was from you I got it

Translated it doesn't make that sense, but this song talks mainly about the portuguese heritage, the fado.. She got the fado from the people of her country! Hope you understand..
0 likes - like | 16-04-2006 09:53 bledax 
bledax
 
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i saw her once in Jool Hollands show and wonder if there is someone who can tell me the meaning of the lyrics....very moving....