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Words by S. K. Russell, Music by Ary Barroso - 1939
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1943, played for 19 weeks.
G6 - - -
C7 - - -
G6 - - -
F7 E7 Am7 D7
Am7 D7 Am7 D7
Am7 D7 G -
Am7 D7 G -
Am7 D7         (to chorus) |
G - - -
Am7 - D7 -
Am7 - D7 -
G - Am -             D7b9
G                G7 F#7            F7 E7 F7
E7 - - F7
E7 - - F7
E7 - Am F
Am6 F Cm7 F9
- - - G
- Em7 Am7 -
D9 - G -
Am7 D7 G -
Am7 D7 G -        
-    (Instrumental ending) - - -         (End of song)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Brazil, the Brazil that I knew,
Where I wandered with you,
Lives in my imagination.
Where the songs are passionate,
And a smile has flash in it, And a kiss has art in it,
For you put your heart in it,
And so I dream of old,
Brazil, where hearts were entertaining June.
We stood beneath an amber moon,
And softly murmured "Someday soon."
We kissed,
And clung together,
Then, tomorrow was another day.
The morning found me miles away,
With still a million things to say.
When twilight dims the skies above,
Recalling thrills of our love,
There's one thing I'm certain of,
Return, I will,
To old Brazil.
(Instrumental Ending)
Watch Scotty Plummer play "Brazil" on the Plectrum Banjo (youtube)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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