Pls., can you tell me:"The girl/boy frm Ipanema"(f.ex.sung by F.Sinatra), is it a rumba or a bossa nova?

the original is composed by the founder of bossa nova, so i need to find out if that famous song is a bossa nova or a rumba.

thx. a lot for yr help. i asked already on yahoo germany, but got different answers...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking

    And when she passes, each one she passes goes - ah

    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 - ooh

    (Ooh) But I watch her so sadly, how can I tell her I love her

    Yes I would give my heart gladly,

    But each day, when 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 (doesn't see)

    (She just doesn't see, she never sees me,...)

    Olha que coisa mais linda mais cheia de graa

    ela, menina, que vem e que passa

    Num doce balano a caminho do mar

    Moa do corpo dourado do sol de Ipanema

    O seu balanado parece um poema

    a coisa mais linda que eu j vi passar

    (Ooh) But I watch her so sadly

    (Aah) Por que tudo eh tao triste?

    Yes I would give my heart gladly,

    But each day, when she walks to the sea

    She looks straight ahead, not at me

    Tall, tan, young, lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking

    And when she passes, I smile - but she doesn't see (doesn't see)

    (She just doesn't see, she never sees me,...)

    Por causa do amor...

    She just doesn't see...

    Nem olha para mim...

    She never sees me...

    Por causa do amor

    It is a bossa nova by the way. This song made that kind of style popular.

    Sorry. I LOVE Frank Sinatra. I have all his lyrics on hand.

    Source(s): My love and appreciation for old music and Frank.
  • 1 decade ago

    It is for sure a bossa nova. It sounds bossa nova and I have a music book that says so.

  • KEOE
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I would say Bossa Nova because it is a Brazillian song.

  • Kaia
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Bossa nova.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its definatly the bossa nova.

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