Geraldo Azevedo – Coqueiros

Por entre as palmas desse lugar / Among the palms of this place
Por coqueiros de beira mar / By coconut trees on the seaside
Beira os olhos do meu amor / At the edge of my love’s eyes (*)
Buscando os meus / Searching for mine
Vento a soprar / Wind blowing
Quero as águas verdes / I want the green waters
E quero enfim / I want to finally
Ser maior do que esse mar / To be bigger than this sea
Que avança sobre mim / That flows over me
Sobre a areia quero amar / On the sand I want to love
Mas vou te dizer amor, mulher / But I’m going to tell you love, woman
Na paisagem do teu corpo / On the landscape of your body
Vou deixar meu sorriso / I’m going to leave my smile

Entre cirandas e cirandar / Between cirandas and doing cirandas (*)
A cidade Recife, o sal / The city Recife, the salt
Do mar que derramei, chorei / Of the sea that I spilt, I cried
Quando deixei tudo por lá / When I left everything there
Entre pedras, ruas, só meu amor / Between stones, streets, just my love
Entre a gente que falava de mim / Among those that spoke of me
Que parti / I left
É hoje aqui quis me lembrar / And here today I wanted to remember
Vendo as praias tão sem cor, enfim / Seeing the beaches so colorless, at long last
Sem as palmas dos coqueiros meu amor / Without the palms of the coconut trees my love
Eu me lembro / I remember

(‘Beirar’ in third person isn’t fully clear, nor is ‘cirandar’)

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