Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness!

Another famous fruit of the creative duet Tom Jobim-Vinicius de Moraes is, undoubtedly, a melodic praise of joy & longing named “Chega de Saudade”. This masterpiece has taken time to be born, though:

Tom Jobim was staying at his parents’ in Poco Fundo, when one day he heard his mother’s cleaning lady singing a pretty tuny while cleaning the floor. He was captured with it, grasped the guitar & made its first arrangement. Having returned to Rio de Janeiro, he asked Vinicius de Moraes to make the proper verses for the music. (In one of the interviews Vinicius de Moraes confessed  that the piece belonged to both of them. “I cannot say now which part belongs to Tom & which to me. We worked together. He added here, I added there,” something similar he declared.)

The whole year passed since the song had been born & after the meeting with João Gilberto, it was included in the album of Elizete Cardoso “Cancão do amor demais”. This masterpiece was recorded in 1957 & since then this eternal melody has been spreading joy into the world.

Maria KethuProfumo

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17 Responses to Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness!

  1. Pingback: Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness! — eternamenta | THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON...

  2. Beautiful, Maria. Thank you.

  3. fulvialuna1 says:

    Una melodia che entra nel cuore.

  4. Bella, che genere é, Fado?

  5. I love this music “Chega de Saudades” ❤ thank very much!!!

  6. This is a wonderful story, Maria. Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Sempre apreciando a Bossa Nova.
    Saudações Maria!

  8. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour mon ami amie

    En ce jour de printemps je viens te saluer
    C’est le plus beau jour ou tout renaît
    Les arbres vont fleurir , la nature vas prendre de la splendeur

    Dommage il faudra attendre pour en profiter

    Aujourd’hui le plus gros handicap la peur
    Mais pensons que
    La plus belle chose et l’amour
    Je te souhaite une belle fin de journée ou de nuit ainsi
    Qu’un agréable weekend
    Bisou Amical Bernard
    Que le réconfort de ses amis amies et
    Sur cet air de printemps

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