One Note Samba

One Note Samba
作曲 Antônio Carlos Jobim  作詞 Newton Mendonça(ポルトガル語) / Antônio Carlos Jobim(英語)

This is just a little samba
Built upon a single note[1]
Other notes are sure to follow
But the root is still that note
Now this new note is the consequence of the one we’ve just been through
As I’m bound to be the unavoidable consequence of you

There’s so many people who can talk and talk and talk
And just say nothing or nearly nothing
I have used up all the scale I know and at the end I’ve come to nothing I mean nothing

So I come back to my first note as I must come back to you
I will pour into that one note all the love I feel for you
Anyone who wants the whole show[2] re-mi-fa-so-la-si-do
He will find himself with no show
Better play the note you know

  1. noteは音符つまり音を意味してます。この曲は8小節がずっと同じ音なのでlittleは「小さい」じゃなくて「簡単な」で訳しました。
  2. showはここではnoteという意味で思ったほうがいいと思います。ポルトガル語でこの部分は「E quem quer todas as notas」でグーグルさんに聞いてみると「And who wants all the notes?」って出ます。実はショーという言葉は出てないです。「ずっと同じ音で歌ってきたので他の音もほしい人のためにドレミファソラシドが出ます。しかしそのあと「He will find himself with no show」が出ます。この文章は直訳すると「彼はショーがない状況になる」つまり音を沢山使おうとする人は音がなくなるという意味でここでは「全部は意味ない」という意訳をしました。


Samba de uma Nota Só

Eis aqui este sambinha
Feito numa nota só
Outras notas vão entrar
Mas a base é uma só
Esta outra é consequência
Do que acabo de dizer
Como eu sou a consequência
Inevitável de você

Quanta gente existe por aí
Que fala tanto
e não diz nada
Ou quase nada
Já me utilizei de toda a escala
E no final não sobrou nada
Não deu em nada

E voltei prá minha nota
Como eu volto prá você
Vou cantar com a minha nota
Como eu gosto de você
E quem quer todas as notas
Ré mi fá sol la si dó
Fica sempre sem nenhuma
Fique numa nota só

Photo by / Gabriel Negreiros





ヤニは東京を中心としてライブ活動してるジャスシンガーです。コンボはもちろんビッグバンドまで幅広く歌ってます。ジャズの良さを皆様とシェアできたらいいなぁ~と思ってます。 YANNIE is a jazz singer who lives in Tokyo, Japan and performs regularly, from combo to big band. She wants to share the wonderfulness of jazz with everybody who loves music.

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