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#Goals4Arthritis – Goal 30: Channelling Astrud

#Goals4Arthritis – Goal 30: Channelling Astrud

The day before the finals will see fans at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil enjoying the atmosphere to its fullest. Many fans will flock to Ipanema – a fashionable seaside neighbourhood located in the southern region of Rio de Janeiro.

#Goals4Arthritis BannerYou too can get into the mood by playing some Bossa Nova today in the summer sun and, if you are really feeling the Brazilian World Cup vibe, perform a karaoke version of one of Brazil’s most famous songs: The Girl from Ipanema. To help inspire you musically (the hairstyle and clothes may inspire as well), here is the original from Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz.

And to help you rehearse, here are the lyrics:

Tall and tan and young and lovely 
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, each one she passes
Goes “A-a-a-h”
When she walks she’s like a samba
When she walks, she’s like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes
Goes “A-a-a-h”
Oh, but I watch her so sadly
How can I tell her I love her
Yes, I would give my heart gladly
But each day as she walks to the sea
She looks straight ahead, not at me
Tall and tan and young and lovely
The girl from Ipanema goes walking
And when she passes, I smile, but she
Doesn’t see. She just doesn’t see
No, she just doesn’t