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Caetano Veloso — Cucurrucucu Paloma
Album: Best of Caetano Veloso
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Total ratings: 722

Released: 1979
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Dicen que por las noches
No más se le iba en puro llorar
Dicen que no comía
No más se le iba en puro tomar
Juran que el mismo cielo
Se estremecía al oír su llanto
Cómo sufria por ella
Que hasta en su muerte la fue llamando:
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay gemía
Ay, ay, ay, ay, ay cantaba
De pasión mortal moría

Que una paloma triste
Muy de mañana le va a cantar
A la casita sola
Con sus puertitas de par en par
Luran que esa paloma
No es otra cosa más que su alma
Que todavía espera
A que regrese la desdichada
Cucurrucucú paloma, cucurrucucú no llores
Las piedras jamás, paloma
¿Qué van a saber de amores?
Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú
Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú
Cucurrucucú, paloma, ya no le llores
Comments (26)add comment
Please consider skipping this song next time... The artist is good, but this song can hardly be considered as serious "music" overall. 
Work of art.
Love this version!!
Caetano's vocals are sublime on this one, a remake of a Mexican song from the '50s. Almodovar is clearly a fan for having him sing it live in his film "Talk To Her". 
o_unico escreveu:
Eu pagaria de bom grado um imposto de Caetano para financiar artistas como ele.

Piores são os sertanojos apoiadores de Neonazis arrombados 
Bolsonarentos |
caetano was my most listened to artist on Spotify in 2022. Talk about a musical pedigree. This gentleman has it in spades. 
 lucianipellizon wrote:
Péssimo cantor, vive às custas de subsídios do governo.
I would gladly pay a Caetano's tax to fund artist like him.

I really like this version of the song, without the little up-tempo parts.
Eh no.
Thank you, William.
 jpfueler wrote:

Brazilian Portuguese that unusual in your world?

This particular song's in Spanish though. But I'm going to listen to CoJo's advice and do some explorative listening of those albums. 
 Stetsonman wrote:

what the fuck?

Brazilian Portuguese that unusual in your world?
Beautiful! A true artist :)
 Stetsonman wrote:

what the fuck?

Did you miss the memo about eclectic, amigo?  
what the fuck?
I was wondering if I'd ever hear this fabulously talented artist here on RP... I got turned onto him around '91 by someone who'd vacationed in Brazil and brought back tapes of his music. A lot of his early stuff was very experimental, pushing the bounds of what technology could do for music. Some of it was apparently politically and religiously controversial enough to the repressive government in place at the time to get him exiled. He spent some lonely years in London making his wildly unique music and missing his beloved Bahia, before finally being allowed to return. I was lucky and blessed enough to see him perform at the exquisite Yurakucho Forum in Tokyo, and he blew us all away, even doing a cover of one of Nirvana's most popular songs. His voice seems to transcend all normal range, and his instrumental virtuosity is something to see. All of his works are superb, including his collaborations with fellow Brazilian Gilberto Gil, but a good place to start is with the amazing albums titled "Joia" and "Muito," from 1975 and '78, respectively. Bravo, RP, for showcasing true greatness in The Musical Universe!
 lucianipellizon wrote:
Péssimo cantor, vive às custas de subsídios do governo.

Nice voice, beautiful song.  Money well spent.
 the_jake wrote:

Interestingly different. 
Think I want to hear again before rating.

Giving it a 7 rating. 
This is really nice. Now I want to live in a cabin on a hill overlooking the sea.
Péssimo cantor, vive às custas de subsídios do governo.
Interestingly different. 
Think I want to hear again before rating.
Nice version. Didn't heard before.
I like it much more than the mexican style one. Way more known than this one.
Caetano Veloso performs this song in the movie Talk to Her. Fantastic scene in a fantastic movie.
Wow, now that was nice