Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz, The Girl From Ipanema, 1964

“Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema”) is a Brazilian bossa nova jazz song. It was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s and won a Grammy for Record of the Year in 1965. It was written in 1962, with music by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes. English lyrics were written later by Norman Gimbel. Wiki

Editor’s note. There was a doc on this the other night, from memory The artists were unhappy with the translation, until its success.

Translation of original first verse:

Look, such a sight, so beautiful,
So filled with grace,
It’s her, this girl who comes and who passes,
With a sweet swing, on her way to the sea.
Girl with body of gold
From the sun of Ipamena,
Her swing
Is more than a poem,
Is a sight more beautiful
Than I have ever seen pass by.

Swiss Bob