The Girl From Ipanema
Stan Getz Lyrics


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(Dim, dum, dum, bim gum-gum, bim-gum-gum)
Olha que coisa mais linda, mais cheia de graça
É ela menina que vem e que passa
Num doce balanço a caminho do mar

Moça do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema
O seu balançado é mais que um poema
É a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar

Ah, por que estou tão sozinho?
Ah, por que tudo é tão triste?
Ah, a beleza que existe
A beleza que não é só minha
Que também passa sozinha

Ah, se ela soubesse
Que quando ela passa
O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça
E fica mais lindo por causa do amor

Tall, and tan, and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking and
When she passes each one, she passes, goes "ah"

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

Oh, but he watches 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 him

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

Oh, but he 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 him

Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, he smiles, but she doesn't see
She just doesn't see
No, she doesn't see
But she doesn't see




She doesn't see
No, she doesn't see

Overall Meaning

The song "Girl from Ipanema" tells the story of a young woman who walks along the beach of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro. The singer in the song is struck by her beauty and grace as she walks with a gentle sway towards the sea. The samba rhythm evokes the sensuality and energy of the Brazilian culture, while the lyrics convey a sense of longing from the singer.


The second part of the song shifts to the point of view of the singer, who watches the woman every day as she walks by. He is filled with a deep sense of sadness and frustration that despite his love and admiration for her, she does not seem to notice him. He wishes she could see the effect her beauty has on the world around her, how her presence brings light to the days of those who see her passing by.


Line by Line Meaning

Olha que coisa mais linda, mais cheia de graça
Look at that most beautiful and graceful sight


É ela menina que vem e que passa
It's the girl who comes and goes


Num doce balanço a caminho do mar
In a sweet swing towards the sea


Moça do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema
Lady with a golden body kissed by the sun of Ipanema


O seu balançado é mais que um poema
Her swing is more than just a poem


É a coisa mais linda que eu já vi passar
It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen pass by


Ah, porque estou tão sozinho
Oh, why am I so lonely


Ah, porque tudo é tão triste
Oh, why is everything so sad


Ah, a beleza que existe
Oh, the beauty that exists


A beleza que não é só minha
The beauty that is not mine alone


Que também passa sozinha
That also passes alone


Ah, se ela soubesse
Oh, if she only knew


Que quando ela passa
That when she passes by


O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça
The world fills with grace and smiles


E fica mais lindo por causa do amor
And becomes more beautiful because of love


Tall and tan and young and lovely
Tall, tanned, young, and beautiful


The girl from Ipanema goes walking and
The girl from Ipanema walks by and


When she passes each one, she passes, goes, ah
When she passes by, each one goes, ah


When she walks, she's like a samba
When she walks, she's like a samba


That swings so cool and sways so gently
That swings and sways so effortlessly


Oh, but he watches so sadly
Oh, but he watches with sadness


How can he tell her he loves her
How can he express his love for her


Yes, he would give his heart gladly
Yes, he would give his heart freely


But each day, when she walks to the sea
But each day, when she walks to the sea


She looks straight ahead, not at him
She looks straight ahead, not at him


And when she passes he smiles, but she doesn't see
And when she passes by, he smiles, but she doesn't notice


She just doesn't see, no she doesn't see
She simply doesn't see, no she doesn't see


But she doesn't see, she doesn't see, no she just doesn't see
But she doesn't see, she doesn't notice, no she simply doesn't see




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes

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@abelincoln3287

What a lovely vision she was and a unique and beautiful voice. With a shy and almost timid presentation, she still delivered a classic performance. RIP

@diegoacuna4493

🕊

@bigballermakingmyends2797

😥😥😥

@oliviahackshaw5267

yes,just heard of her passing and playing this in memoriam

@jerryschneider145

A beautiful soul. Rest in peace.

@jimreese696

Well said.

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@alvaro5805

Descanse em Pais Rainha do Bossa Nova, com uma voz única e um charme vocal inesquecível. um Tesouro do Patrimônio Cultural Brasil. R.I.P Astrud Gilberto 💔

@pedrolucasrodrigues2382

Aquele comentário brasileiro e astuto que eu procurava.

@pinkmcgalaxy5889

R.I.P Astrud. So calm, not pretentious at all. Simply captivating.

@ginohernandez7860

This wonderful woman was the queen of Bossa Nova. A unique voice and caliber all to her own, and a legend to remember and acknowledge for all time.
RIP Astrud Gilberto 🕊️

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