Stacey Kent – Summer Samba

Grammy-nominated American jazz singer Stacey Kent sings “Summer Samba”, also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, “Samba de Verão”; a 1964 bossa nova song by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, with English-language lyrics by Norman Gimbel.

Here is the original Portuguese “Samba de Verão” version of the song below (Marcos Valle and Paulo Sérgio Valle):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMJ6kjJ45_8

Lyrics

Someone to hold me tight, that would be very nice
Someone to love me right, that would be very nice
Someone to understand each little dream in me
Someone to take my hand to be a team with me

So nice, life would be so nice
If one day I’d find
Someone who would take my hand
And samba through life with me

Someone to cling to me, stay with me right or wrong
Someone to sing to me some little samba song
Someone to take my heart and give his heart to me
Someone who’s ready to give love a start with me

Oh yes
That would be so nice
I could see you and me
That would be nice

Someone to hold me tight, that would be very nice
Someone to love me right, that would be very nice
Someone to understand each little dream in me
Someone to take my hand to be a team with me

So nice, life would be so nice
If one day I’d find
Someone who would take my hand
And samba through life with me

Someone to cling to me, stay with me right or wrong
Someone to sing to me some little samba song
Someone to take my heart and give his heart to me
Someone who’s ready to give love a start with me

Oh yes
That would be so nice
Should’ve been you and me
I could see it would be nice
Should’ve been you and me
I could see it would be nice
Should’ve been you and me
I could see it would be nice

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