Stan Getz

About Desafinado

"Desafinado," a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as "Out of Tune", or as "Off Key"), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by Newton Mendonça. It was originally a response to critics who claimed that bossa nova was a new genre for singers who can't sing. The English language lyrics were written by Jon Hendricks and "Jessie Cavanaugh" (a pseudonym used by The Richmond Organisation). Another English lyric, more closely based on the original Portuguese lyric (but not a translation) was written by Gene Lees, and appears on some recordings as well. The version by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (from the album Jazz Samba) was a major hit in 1962, reaching number 15 and number 4 on Billboard′s pop and easy-listening charts, respectively; their definitive rendering also reached number 11 in the UK, while Ella Fitzgerald's version made number 38. The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone as the 14th greatest Brazilian song. 


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Se você disser que eu desafino, amor
 Saiba que isso em mim provoca imensa dor
 Só privilegiados têm ouvido igual ao seu
 Eu possuo apenas o que Deus me deu

 Se você insisted em classificar
 meu comportamento de antimusical
 Eu mesmo mentindo Devo argumentar
 Que isto é bossa nova Que isto é muito natural

 O que você não sabe nem sequer pressente
 é que os desafinados também têm um coração

 Fotografei você na minha Rolleyflex
 Revelou-se a sua enorme ingratidão
 Só não poderá falar assim do meu amor
 Este é o maior que você pode encontrar

 Você com a sua música esqueceu o principal
 é que no peito dos desafinados
 No fundo do peito bate calado
 Que no peito dos desafinados
 também bate um coração

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Stan Getz

Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz saxophone player. Getz was known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, his prime influence being the wispy, mellow timbre of his idol, Lester Young. Coming to prominence in the late 1940s with Woody Herman's big band, Getz is described by critic Scott Yanow as "one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists". Getz went on to perform in bebop, cool jazz and third stream, but is perhaps best known for popularizing bossa nova, as in the worldwide hit single "The Girl from Ipanema" (1964). more »

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Written by: Newton Mendonca, Tom Jobim

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Editora e Importadora Musical Fermata do Brasil Ltda., CORCOVADO MUSIC CORPORATION

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