who showed you this distant way
this way to são tomé?
i miss my home, my home of são nicolau
if you write,
i will write you back
if you forget me,
i will forget you
until the day of your return.

loose portuguese to english translation of sodade (a song of nostalgia), by cape verde's celebrated morna singer, cesaria evora. here is a live performance of sodade in its rightful language.

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