Countdown to July 4th: Learn our Samba Enredo, “O Amanhã (Tomorrow)”

Only 8 days until the 4th of July! Our parade is going to be the biggest and best it has ever been, so why not prep for the parade and learn our official song? Our 2013 Samba Enredo (Official Parade song) is “O Amanhã (Tomorrow)”, written by the Rio de Janeiro Samba School União da Ilha do Governador in 1978. We love it, and hope you will, too!

Here is a reference video of a subset of EEDS performing the song from 2012. If you would prefer an MP3 of the performance, you can listen to (and download) one on Sound Cloud.

If you want to learn how to sing along, here are lyrics in both Portuguese and English.

Portuguese Lyrics
A cigana leu o meu destino
Eu sonhei
Bola de cristal, Jogo de búzios,
Cartomante
Eu sempre perguntei
O que será o amanhã?
Como vai ser o meu destino?
Já desfolhei o mal-me-quer
Primeiro amor de um menino
E vai chegando o amanhecer
Leio a mensagem zodiacal
E o realejo diz
Que eu serei feliz
Como será o amanhã?
Responda quem puder?
O que irá me acontecer?
O meu destino será como Deus quiser
English Lyrics
The gypsy read my fate
I dreamed
Crystal ball, Shell-reading,
Fortune-teller
I always asked
What will tomorrow be?
What is going to be my fate?
I already picked the love-me-not
First love of a child
And the dawn is coming
I read the zodiac sign
And the oracle says
That I will be happy
How will tomorrow be?
Who can answer?
What will happen to me?
My fate will be as God likes
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