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Thanks to all those who enjoyed it!

Anyway, first thing I must say is, I'm not Brazilian - I'm Puerto Rican. The story behind my decision to base this off of João Gilberto's song, besides his music being so cool, goes like this:

Long ago, in a fast food joint in Puerto Rico, a lovely young woman I had recently met started singing a song apparently out of nowhere. The song was "O Pato" by João Gilberto which was playing from the restaurant's speakers (but not audible to me). Eventually, it sort of became our song.

This is the music video I always told my friend I could imagine while listening to the song. It is not a literal representation, so if you do not understand portuguese (neither do I), it doesn't matter. It was a birthday present for someone who, despite the everlasting distance & time, has remained one of my dearest friends (she appears at the end).

For those curious about the lyrics, here's a translation (special thanks to my friend Nina for the translation):

The duck came singing very happy, quack quack
When the smily goose asked
If she could enter the samba,
the samba, the samba
The goose (another type, it's a third character in the story) liked the couple
and also said, quack, quack
Looked at the swan and told him: "come, come"
As the quartet would be well,
very good, very well
On the side of the lake, they went to practice
To start the " tico tico no fuba" (it's just an expression that literally means to put the fingers in the cake, but is used primarily as a sexual activity, secondarily as the doing of something wrong. Also note that the expression "afundar o ganso" or to drown the goose means to have sex) The duck's voice was really awful
The scene with the goose was a mess
But I liked the end when they fell in the water
While practicing their quack quack quack

And finally, here's a link to a Wikipedia profile on João Gilberto: http://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/João_Gilberto

Reviews


TylorGxTylorGx

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 25, 2010

Well, I'm a Brazilian..

..And and I'm just thankful to God for being one. We invented bossa nova, we have the best views of nature, and of course we have the best footballers in the world =]


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halo5000halo5000

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 14, 2010

coooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllll

cooollllllllllllll



WeEdFaiRYWeEdFaiRY

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 7, 2010

Huh?

"Duck lovers"??



XOutlawWolfXXOutlawWolfX

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 3, 2009

even thos the song may seem wierd

its really relaxin for some reason



TheBetterGamerTheBetterGamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 27, 2009

"Que?"

Que?
"O Pato"
O PATO QUE?!
QUE O PATO?!?