BIA LULUCHA (LULUCHA'S DAUGHTER)
Césaria Évora

From the album La Diva Aux Pieds Nus
Public Domain
Produced by José Da Silva
©1988

Girl, Lulucha’s daughter
Wake up and see
Your sweetheart departing

He’s leaving, leaving, leaving
For Fogo and Brava
Passing by Mindelo*
And he keeps on crying

“Bia, you are my spirit
You are my loss
You are my sweetheart.”

He’s leaving, leaving, leaving...

*on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde