Pesca em Alto Mar

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This tune is dedicated to my father Paulo, and it is the only one for which the music and title preceded the lyrics. I could always sense the words in my head, but I could not put anything on paper.

One day my beloved wife Rosangela brought me lyrics and told me they were for "Pesca." While some verses would not fit the melody, they inspired me to adapt the ideas and write lyrics that were a perfect evocation of my fishing trips with my father past the islands near the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Thank you, Rosangela!

lyrics

Pesca em Alto Mar
music by Fernando Brandão
lyrics by Rosangela Santiago & Fernando Brandão

Dia de sol, vem convidar
Céu azul colorindo no mar
Na areia junto aos Marimbás 
Verde sereno pra se navegar

Sai o barco pesado, vai bem devagar
Abraça seus filhos, com a mãe Iemanjá
Ilhas brancas nos deixam passar
Vara, linha, carretilha no ar
De tantas estórias sentidas
motor já parado e o menino à espera
da guia do navegador
Saudades do pai pescador

Lula de isca na linha de fundo
Balanço das águas à espera
Cherne, Badejo, Tainha, Robalo
Tirivira, Linguado, Cavala e Dourado, lembro

De tantas estórias vividas
Cação lado a lado, e o menino olhando
a calma do navegador
salve meu pai pescador

(depois da repetição)
De tantas estórias sentidas
motor já parado e o menino à espera
da guia do navegador
Saudades do pai pescador

Foi no mar que meu pai me ensinou
A nadar, a pescar, eu sou
Foi pro mar para onde voltou
Com as canções Dorival cantou
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Fishing in High Seas
Fernando Brandão/Pedro Lago

Sunny day, comes to invite
Blue sky coloring in the sea
By the sand, near Marimbás 
Serene green to navigate

Heavy boat moves out slowly
Hugs its sons, together with mother Iemanjá
White islands wave us by
Fishing rod, line, and reel in the air

Calamari as bait in the deep
Rocking waters, waiting for
Cherne, Badejo, Tainha, Robalo
Tirivira, Cavala, Linguado and Dourado

I remember so many stories I lived
Cação, side by side, and the boy, eyeing
the calm of the navigator
Long live my father, the fisherman

(after repeat)
I remember so many heartfelt stories
The motor has already shut down, and the boy waits for
the navigator’s guidance,
Longing for his father, the fisherman

It was in the sea that my father taught me
To swim, to fish, to be
It was to the sea that he returned
With the songs Dorival sang

credits

from Sem Tradução, released September 30, 2015
Marcella Camargo Silva - voice
Fernando Brandão - flute and alto flute
Daniel Ian Smith - tenor saxophone
Henrique Eisenmann - piano
Fernando Huergo - electric bass
Bertram Lehmann - drum set
Anne Nêgah Santos - percussion (solo)
Julio Santos - percussion

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Fernando Brandao Boston, Massachusetts

Flutist, composer, author and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He leads the Fernando Brandão Ensemble, which has recently been featured at the First Cambridge Jazz Festival and the Isabella Gardner Museum. Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of the Community Music Center of Boston. ... more

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