RECORDAÇÃO DE VAQUEIRO
(RECOLLECTIONS OF A COWBOY)
Vavá Machado/Marcolino

Refrain: The bent quince tree
A twisted hog plum tree
Improvised northeastern verse
A cowboy calling cattle

A pair of chaps/ A leather jacket
A well-kept horse
A race at the rodeo
All bring back memories
Of when I tended cattle

On the shore of a lagoon
A frightened old bull
A cowboy’s cattle-call song
In the shade of a jujube tree
The dreams of my past

Someone playing accordion
The kiss of a bronze-skinned girl
Any man could get into trouble
For the kiss of a bronze-skinned girl
Leaves a man bewitched