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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


GabrielBarschGabrielBarsch

Rated 5 / 5 stars

poxa que legal

uma musica com aquele jeitinho brasileiro nosso de ser, mto bom



tupitupatupitupa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Caramba, finalmente

nossa, tu sabias que eres um dos poucos que fala portugês aqui?



gokartgokart

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wowza!!!

Absolutely Stunning!!! Beautiful work man!! It looks like this one may have taken some time. Keep up the great work!



I20I3I20I3

Rated 5 / 5 stars

So very awsome

Oh em eff gee!! that was so very awsome i just wish i could have seen it the second i was bourn, my favorite part was when the duck is on the cloud and he wiggles his bum i could watch just that part for hours. To whomever made this thank you.



pyrowolf1pyrowolf1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

So cute :3

I liked it alot. Also, Brazilian Portuguese is the best! I can barely understand the other kinds. XD