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Inspired by the Brazilian Bossa Nova movement of the 60s, with references to Jobim and The Girl from Ipanema, this modern rhythmic song moves along like a jaguar on Vaseline.

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This is just a little samba written for Jobim
Down in Rio with the Jesus on the cross by the sea
He was drinkin’ straight up Walker not the black but the red
While singin’ Ipanema ‘bout the girl that was said
To have a walk, a talk, a real attitude
Like a feathered Carioca like a bird in the zoo
When she passed every morning on her way to the sand
She would look straight ahead she was tall, she was tan


She was the kind of girl that came from above
A goddess or a little fallin’ angel of love
To wreak a bit of havok on the fellas of man
Who all just wanna taste it, wanna embrace it
Face it she's the one who's making calls
There's nothing more to talk about there's nothing at all
It's tall and tan and young and lovely takin the stand
It's older than a serpent's garden apple in hand

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from The Roots of a Tree Cast No Shadow, released April 27, 2016
Rich Bohn - Flute
Ayo Adeyemi - Hand drums & Percussion

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Don Swanson California

World Music artist performs with nylon guitar, percussion, ambient loops, and guest artists.
Influenced by New Bossa, African and Electronic soundscapes.

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