Translation © by Sarah Daughtrey, Lucy Zollner

Vou‑me embora
Language: Portuguese (Português) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Já faz mais de três semanas que saí de lá, 
Vou-me embora da cidade, vou-me embora já, 
Quem não sabe quanto sofro ri de minha dor 
Não suporto esta tristeza que é do meu amor.  
Vou-me embora da cidade vou-me embora já. 

Porque se não for eu morro de saudade só chorando sem parar!  
Não suporto esta saudade vou-me embora já 
Vou-me embora da cidade, vou-me embora já 
Porque se não for eu morro de saudade só chorando sem parar!  

Quis fugir ao sofrimento vindo para cá 
Vou-me embora da cidade, vou-me embora já 
Vou-me embora da cidade, vou-me embora já 
Porque se não for eu morro pensando em voltar!

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  • ENG English (Sarah Daughtrey) (Lucy Zollner) , title 1: "I'm going away", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-07-07
Line count: 13
Word count: 110

I'm going away
Language: English  after the Portuguese (Português) 
It’s been more than three weeks since I left there
I’m leaving the city, I’m leaving now.
Who doesn’t know how much I suffer the laughter at my pain
I can’t bear this sadness that is of my love.
I’m leaving the city, I’m leaving now.

Because if not I die of longing just crying without end!
Wanted to escape this suffering coming here
I’m leaving the city, I’m leaving now.
Because if not I die of longing just crying without end!

Wanted to escape this suffering coming here
I’m leaving the city, I’m leaving now.
I’m leaving the city, I’m leaving now.
Because if not I die thinking of going back!

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  • Translation from Portuguese (Português) to English copyright © 2017 by Sarah Daughtrey and Lucy Zollner, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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This text was added to the website: 2017-05-05
Line count: 13
Word count: 112