Day 5 – João Gilberto – Presente de Natal

Language – Portuguese

Brazilians make even Christmas sound unfeasibly cool. This song is a beautiful story about how Santa Claus brought the singer a sweetheart for Christmas.

Brazilian lyrics:
Papa I Noel me deu um bom presente de Natal  
Voce embrulhadinha num papel monumental
Papai Noel me deu um bom presente de Natal  
Voce embrulhadinha num papel monumental  
Quem ganha boneca é menina eu sei  
Mas eu sou menino e tambem ganhei …  
Nao foi uma bola nem sequer um cavalinho   
Mas foi voce amor que veio entao pra ser o meu benzinho

Translation from Google (so may not be completely correct!):

Santa Claus gave me a good Christmas present 
You, wrapped in a huge paper 
Santa Claus gave me a good Christmas gift 
You, wrapped in a huge paper 
I know girls win dolls
But I’m a boy and I also won … 
It was not a ball nor even a little horse 
But it was you, my love, that came to be my sweetheart

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