Girl From Impanema

Astrud Gilberto

By Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel (music, Portuguese lyrics, English lyrics, respectively)

 cbords and arrangement according to Getz/Gilberto version


(wordless vocal over Db6/9 on nylon-string guitar)

Verse 1 (w/nylon-string guitar only):

Olha que coisa mas linda mas cheia
De graca e ela menina que vem
 x6466x4x455x1: D9
              Ebm9*   Ab7+5             Db6/9  
E que passa num doce balanco a caminho do mar
* Ebm9/Ab after bass enters

Verse 2 (bass and percussion enter):

Moca do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema
O seu balancado e mais que um poema
E a coisa mais linda que eu ja vi passar

Chorus 1:

        Dmaj7                   G13 
Ah! Por que estou tao sozinho?
        Ah! Por que tudo e tao triste?
        Ah! A beleza que existe
            Fm7               Bb7-5 
A beleza que nao e so minha
            Ebm7           Ab7-5 
Que tambem passa sozinha

Verse 3:

Ah! se ela soubesse que quando ela passa
O mundo sorrindo se enche de graca
E fica mais lindo por causa do amor

Verse 4:

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes goes "ahh"

Verse 5:

When she walks she's like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes goes "ahh"

Chorus 2:

        Oh, but he [1: watches  2: sees her] so sadly
How can he tell her he loves her?
Yes, he would give his heart gladly
But each day when she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead not at he

Verse 6:

Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes he smiles, but she doesn't see

 sax solo over two verses, cborus, verse

 piano solo over two verses

 repeat cborus 2

 repeat verse 6


           She just doesn't see
           No, she doesn't see
           But she doesn't see
           She doesn't see
        D9                Db6/9  
No, she doesn't see

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers (Portuguese lyrics transcribed

Corrected by squeezer. View original
Bb13 D9 Db6/9 Dm9 Ebm9
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