Césaria Évora

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

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