Bossa Nova Rosa

Bossa Nova Rosa

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The "Father of Bossa Nova", Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter, died on July 6 at age 88.
This song is my attempt at a tribute for the great performer Joao Gilberto.

JW: I tried to stick as close as I could to a traditional Bossa Nova style. It's at the low end of the tempo range but only a few BPM slower than "Ipanema". A real sax and female backing vocals would be nice but we do what we can.

Guitar: '94 Yamaha G65-A Classical

Lyrics: 

Bossa Nova Rosa

I said, take it easy Rosa
Been a long hard day and my feet are sore
Just take a good look at my face
The sweat’s a-drippin’ all over the floor

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

I said, sit down pretty Rosa
Listen to the radio and the band
She said, listen to me Sonny
I wanna dance so just gimme your hand

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

I said, come on outside Rosa
And you can sit on the porch by my side
Or we’ll jump in the car Rosa
And go for a spin on a little drive

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa

Lyric as sung:

Bossa Nova Rosa

I said, take it easy Rosa
Been a long hard day and my feet are sore
Just take a good look at my face
The sweat’s a-drippin’ all over the floor

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

I said, sit down pretty Rosa
Listen to the radio and the band
She said, listen to this Sonny
I wanna dance so just gimme your hand

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

I said, come on outside my Rosa
Sit here on the porch by my side
Or we’ll jump in the car my darling Rosa
We can fire it up and take a ride

She said, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
And Rosa don’t know when to quit
Come on, this is Bossa Nova Rosa
Rosa ain’t about to lose it
Bossa Nova, Bossa Nova Rosa, yeah

Bossa Nova, she ain't gonna lose it

©2019 Larry W Jones and John W Hanberry (ASCAP)
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Comments

nancyrost's picture

Sweet, I can hear the bossa rhythm in this for sure. I like the sound of the name Rosa and the cute, dancey story.

JWHanberry's picture

Larry, I'll have a demo of this by tomorrow. Put me down as a collab if you please. Thanks.