Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Corcovado (Quite Nights of Quite Stars)

1962 Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
English lyrics by Gene Lees

“Corcovado , which means “hunchback” in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.”

“Quiet nights of quiet stars
Quiet chords from my guitar
Floating on the silence that surronds us
Quiet thoughts and quiet dreams
Quiet walks by quiet streams
And a window that looks out on corcovado
Oh, how lovely
This is where I want to be
Here with you so close to me”


Favorite Recordings

Stan Getz/Astrud & Joao Gilberto

Cannonball Adderly

Oscar Peterson

Ella Fitzgerald