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Lusitana paixão was the Portuguese entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991 in Rome performed by Dulce Pontes. The song is a ballad, with Dulce singing about the fado music of her native country. She sings that on the surface, this is a style of very sad music, with a focus on "longing" and "love from the past". As the song develops, though, she explains that this is a style of song which is perfect for her feelings, in that it "doesn't make me regret".

It was performed 12th, following Ireland and preceding Denmark. At the close of voting, it finished in 8th place with 62 points.

Lyrics

Fado, chorar a tristeza bem
Fado, adormecer com a dor
Mmm... fado, só quando a saudade vem
Arrancar do meu passado um grande amor

Mas não condeno essa paixão
Essa mágoa nas palavras
Que a guitarra vai gemendo também
Eu não, eu não pedirei perdão
Quando gozar o pecado
E voltar a dar de mim

Porque eu quero ser feliz
E a desdita não se diz
Não quero o que o fado quer dizer

Fado, soluçar recordações
Fado, reviver uma tal dor
Fado, só quando a saudade vem
Arrancar do meu passado um grande amor

Mas não condeno essa paixão
Essa mágoa nas palavras
Que a guitarra vai gemendo também
Eu não, eu não pedirei perdão
Quando gozar o pecado
E voltar a dar de mim

Eu sei desse lado que há em nós
Cheio de alma Lusitana
Como a lenda da Severa

Porque eu quero ser feliz
E a desdita não se diz
O fado não me faz arrepender

Fado, crying the sadness a lot
Fado, falling asleep with the pain
Mmm... fado, just when the longing comes
Pulling a great love back from my past

But I don't condemn that passion
That sorrow in the words
The guitar is also crying
I won't, I won't ask for forgiveness
When I enjoy sinning
And become myself once again

Because I want to be happy
And the misfortune is silent
I don't want what fado is all about

Fado, sobbing memories
Fado, reviving the pain
Fado, only when the longing comes
Pulling a great love back from my past

But I don't condemn that passion
That sorrow in the words
The guitar is also crying
I won't, I won't ask for forgiveness
When I enjoy sinning
And become myself once again

I know that side we have
Filled with Lusitanian soul
As in the legend of Severa

Because I want to be happy
And misfortune is silent
Fado doesn't make me regret

Trivia

  • "Fado" is a type of sad Portuguese folk song

Videos

Eurovision 1991 - Dulce - Lusitana paixão04:49

Eurovision 1991 - Dulce - Lusitana paixão

DULCE PONTES - Lusitana Paixao - Canções Português03:49

DULCE PONTES - Lusitana Paixao - Canções Português

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