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(A Volta)
Lyrics & music by Roberto Menescal/Ronaldo Bôscoli
English lyrics by Johan Christher Schütz
© Irmãos Vitale S.A. (São Paulo, Brasil)

How I want to hear your voice
And how I want this song to be you
But every time you make me wait
It drives me mad to think we're through

This solitude is sad
So far from what we had
How sweet is your concern
How joyful your return

Now, I want you to speak to me
I want your lips to silence me
And then, if I would disagree
Please whisper again why you return

I've longed to see your face
And melt in your embrace
Your kiss is such a grace
That all the pain must die
and leave without a trace

Maybe one of the less known songs recorded by Elis Regina, an amazing jazz song (A Volta) from Elis album with Toots Thielemans, Aquarela do Brasil, recorded in Sweden in 1969! I wrote the english translation for Stockholm jazz singer Nina Ripe. This is my own demo version.

Elis and Toots:

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