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Cabe Verdean Creole (Crioulo Cabo-Verdiano), Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Coladeira, Portuguese (Português)

“Sodade” (Cesária Évora)

Country: CAPE VERDE (CABO VERDE)
Language: PORTUGUESE (PORTUGUÊS), CAPE VERDEAN CREOLE (CRIOULO CABO-VERDIANO)
Genre: COLADEIRA

GUITAR CHORDS:
Cm  Bb  Ab  G

“SODADE”

Quem mostra’ bo
Ess caminho longe?
Quem mostra’ bo
Ess caminho longe?
Ess caminho
Pa Sao Tomé

Sodade sodade
Sodade
Dess nha terra Sao Nicolau

Si bo ‘screve’ me
‘M ta ‘screve be
Si bo ‘squece me
‘M ta ‘squece be
Até dia
Qui bo voltà

Sodade sodade
Sodade
Dess nha terra Sao Nicolau

“SAUDADE” (Original English Translation, 2013)

Who will show you
this long road?
This road
to Sao Tome

Saudade
for my land Sao Nicolau

If you write me
I’ll write you too
If you forget me
I’ll forget you too
until the day
that you return

VOCABULARY
Sodade (Saudade) – longing
Bo (Voce) – you
Ess  (Esse) – this
Pa (Para) – to, for
Dess (Deste) – of this
Nha (Minha) – my
Si (Se) – if
‘Screve’ (escrever) – to write
Be (tambem) – too, also
‘Squece’ (esquecer) – to forget
Qui (que) – that
Volta’ (voltar) – to return

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