Sing in Portuguese


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   The kindest  person I ever knew was my grandmother Mary
    C/E                          G                   D
She came from the Azores Islands off of the Portugal coast
    D           D4 D
And she and her husband worked on a little farm
       C         G                C
In the valley so green called the San Joaquin
       G                        Em                     D
He was handsome and tall and he played the guitar with ease
          D                      Dsus/C
And she'd fallen in love when he sang in Portuguese

     G                 C
	La la la la la la la la
     C                 G
	La la la la la la
             D
	Ate amanha miu amor (until tomorrow my love)
	He sang in Portuguese
G       D

                  G             C                        G
   My grandfather passed away before he had time to grow old
    C/E                             G                D
The life of an immigrant farmer had taken a terrible toll
    D         D4   D
And Mary once told me she often would wake in the night
          C          G                    C
And she'd still hear him call through the dark down the hall
          G                    Em                  D
And she'd kneel by her bed and take out her rosary beads
        D                         Dsus/C
And the tears would fall as she'd pray in Portuguese

     G                 C
	La la la la la la la la
     C                 G
	La la la la la la
             D
	Ate amanha miu amor (until tomorrow my love)
	She'd pray in Portuguese
G       D

   G                                     C
Oh Mary the church bells are ringing for Christmas
Am      C                  G            D
Mary do you hear an angel's sweet voice
   G                                  C       Am
Oh Mary I know you must leave when he calls
      G                           Em
But I wish that somehow you could stay
     Dsus
'Cuz I loved you most of all




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   She lies so  still now in her snowy white hospital bed
         C/E                         G                     D
With the life that she loved so much still going on in her head
      D            D4  D
She's there in her kitchen and laughter is filling the room
       C         G               C
Or her garden in spring with her roses in bloom
        G                               Em                     D
Now she smiles like she knows me though I'm never sure who she sees
        D                          Dsus/C
But her eyes still light up when I sing in Portuguese

     G                 C
	La la la la la la la la
     C                 G
	La la la la la la
             D
	Ate amanha miu amor (until tomorrow my love)
	I sing in Portuguese
     G                 C
	La la la la la la la la
     C                 G
	La la la la la la
            D                                           G
	Her eyes light up when I sing in Portuguese

Dsus = xx0212

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