Feliz Dia da Mulher! Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Customs

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, and here in Brazil, it’s widely celebrated. I even got perks at work from the guys, like a paid lunch, and hugs congratulating me on my day! And then my mother and I popped open a bottle of wine to celebrate us 🙂

So here are a few classic MPB artists’ songs that talk about and honor women! I’ve written the choruses with translations below the videos.

Feliz Dia da Mulher (atrasado) para as leitoras! 

Elba Ramalho – “Mulher”

Mulher.. / Que a divina natureza fez surgir / A mais linda obra prima que alguém já viu / Assim nasceu a mulher / Nas mãos de Deus…

Woman.. / Divine nature made you appear / The most beautiful piece of art that anyone has seen / This is how she was born, the woman / In the hands of God…

Vinícius de Moraes – “Mulher, Sempre Mulher”

Mulher, ai, ai, mulher / Sempre mulher / Dê no que der / Você me abraça, me beija, me xinga… 

Woman, oh, oh, woman / Always a woman / No matter what happens / You hug me, kiss me, yell at me…

Elis Regina – “Essa Mulher”

Essa menina, essa mulher, essa senhora / Em que esbarro toda hora / No espelho casual / É feita de sombra e tanta luz / De tanta lama e tanta cruz / Que acha tudo natural.

This girl, this woman, this wise woman / With whom I run into all the time / In the casual mirror / Is made of shadows and so much light / Of so much mud and so many crosses / And thinks everything is always so natural.

Caetano Veloso – “Minha Mulher”

Tudo é mesmo muito grande assim / Porque Deus quer / Minha mulher / Minha mulher / Minha mulher

Everything is really that big / Because God wills / My woman / My woman / My woman

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