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Lyrics translation 

My samba will soothe your heartbreak
My samba came shake you awake
My samba can't rest with you so sad
My samba is a salve when hurt bad
My samba will seduce her to dancing
This is the right samba for you to sing.

My samba
is of life and not death.
My samba
came bringing good fortune
and celebrating all beautiful things
my samba doesn't despise what's unique
my samba will touch upon the transcendent
my samba is of bossa,
not shrieking.

My samba I was glad to defend.
I trust the pleasures of the night
Will know to crown it high
I offer it to the true bambas
Who live atop the urban hills
I ask your blessings to pass by

I offer it to the true bambas
Who live atop the urban hills
I ask your blessings to pass by.

(Maria Rita, "Samba of mine")

Notes:

Bossa: A Brazilian song genre, know to be soft and serene.

Bamba: Expert, legit, the real deal (kimbundu: mbamba).

Hills: The favela communities.

Ask for blessings: In Brazilian culture, a form of showing respect to the elderly and ancestors.

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