Check this out. It’s the original song that the Trader Joe’s was based on; hat tip to Laurie, who sent me the Trader Joe’s video.
It is a Brazilian pop song (hi Hope!) called Aguas de Marco (translation Waters of March) sung by Elis Regina. Interesting that the Portuguese lyrics indicate the end of summer, but the English translation mentions “the promise of spring.”
Open the lyrics in a new window and you can follow along. If I had a young student learning Latin or any Romance language, I could think of some fun exercises to do with this song. My guys aren’t crazy about this, but I could wash floors to this music, dance around with my rag. Oh yeah!
You will be humming this music later, I promise you!
I knew the song from Art Garfunckle’s version. Jobim wrote it. It’s a neat song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrmcSJGvz4s
@BooksForMe – Thanks for the link. You know, this sounds (vaguely) familiar. I’m thinking I heard it back then. There was even a Coke commercial based on it.