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Elis Regina

Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina (Portuguese pronunciation: [eˈlis ʁeˈʒinɐ]; Porto Alegre, March 17, 1945 – São Paulo, January 19, 1982) was an important singer of Brazilian popular music. She became nationally renowned in 1965, after singing "Arrastão" (composed by Edu Lobo and Vinícius de Moraes) in the first edition of TV Excelsior festival song contest, and soon joined O Fino da Bossa, a television program on TV Record. Elis was noted for her perfect vocalization, as well as for her personal interpretation and outstanding performances in shows. She recorded several successful compositions, such as "Como nossos pais" (Belchior), "Upa Neguinho" (E. Lobo and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri), "Madalena" (Ivan Lins), "Casa no Campo" (Zé Rodrix a… more »


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What can I say to you, Bonita, what magic word would capture you
Like a soft salacious mist you are, Bonita, you fly away when love is new
What do you ask of me, Bonita, what part do you want me to play,
Shall I be the clown for you, Bonita, I will be anything you say.
Bonita, don't run away, Bonita.
Bonita, don't be afraid to fall in love with me,
I love you, I tell you, I love you, I love you, Bonita.
If you love me, life would be beautiful, Bonita.
I love you, I tell you, I love you, I love you.
If you love me, life would be beautiful, Bonita.

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Written by: Antonio Carlos Brasileiro De A Jobim, Eugene John Lees, Ray Gilbert

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