Amalia Rodrigues: Carmencita

Chamava-se Carmencita
A cigana mais bonita
Do que um sonho, uma visão

Diziam que era a cigana,
Mais linda da caravana,
Mas não tinha coração(2x)

Os afagos, os carinhos
Perdeu- os pelos caminhos
Sem nunca os ter conhecido

Anda buscando a aventura
Como quem anda a procura
De um grão de areia perdido

Numa noite , de luar,
Ouviram o galopar
De dois cavalos fugindo

Carmencita, linda graça
Renegando a sua raça,
Foi atrás de um sonho lindo(2x)

Com esta canção magoada
Se envolve no pó da estrada
Quando passa a caravana

Carmencita, carmencita
Se não fosses tão bonita,
Serias sempre cigana(2x)

Carmencita

Amalia Rodrigues

Her name was Carmencita, 
The most beautiful gypsy, 
What a dream, a vision

They said she was the caravan’s
most beautiful 
gypsy,
but had no heart (2x)

The cuddling, the affection 
lost them along the paths 
without ever having known the

Walk searching for adventure 
Like those who walk the demand 
from a grain of sand lost

One night, moonlight, 
heard the galloping 
horses running away from two

Carmencita, beautiful grace 
denying his race, 
was behind a beautiful dream (2x)

With this song hurt 
if involved in the dust of the road 
when the caravan passes

Carmencita Carmencita 
If you were not so beautiful, 
You’d still be always Gypsy (2x)
http://letras.mus.br/amalia-rodrigues/564094/)

Note: I do not speak Portuguese, but I tried to make few changes to the English translation, to make it make sense (mostly in the first verse). Should you happen to have a better translation, please let me know.

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