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One Note Samba

This song is by Stereolab and appears on the compilation album Aluminum Tunes (Switched On, Vol. 3) (1998).

This song is a cover of "One Note Samba" by João Gilberto.
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One Note Samba
This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note
Other notes are bound to follow
But the root is still that note
This new one is just the consequence
Of the one we've just been through
As I'm bound to be the unavoidable consequence of you

There's so many people who can talk and talk and talk
And just say nothing oh nearly nothing
I have used up all the scale I know
That in the end it's come to nothing
Oh nearly nothing

So I come back to that first note
As I must come back to you
I will pour into that one note
All the love I have for you
Anyone who wants the whole show
Ré Mi Fa Sol La Si Do
He will find himself with no show
Better play the note you know

Music by:

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Lyrics by:

Original portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça Wikipedia16
English version by Antonio Carlos Jobim

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