Gal Costa: Trem Das Onze

My first video upload on Super Sonido. There is actually a ton of great footage of Gal Costa on You Tube, but this performance I like the best. Trem Das Once (The 11 PM Train) is considered a real classic samba number. I just wanted to demonstrate Gal’s ability to take one of the most famous Brazilian songs ever and give it unbelievable value and depth. You’ll hear that the whole audience sings along mid way through the video. Given below are the English lyrics. Enjoy!

I can’t stay
Not even another minute with you
I am sorry, love
But it can not be

I live in Jaçanã
If I miss this train
That leaves now at 11 PM
Only tomorrow morning

And besides that, woman
There’s another thing
My mother doesn’t sleep
Until I get home
I’m an only child
I have my house to look after

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5 Responses to “Gal Costa: Trem Das Onze”


  1. 1 alejandro August 9, 2010 at 6:20 am

    She’s the best, a true original. Great footage.
    Of her late 70’s albums I recommend “Caras E Bocas” and the wonderful “Gal canta Caymmi” they’re both excellent (and the vyinils can be found at low prices).

  2. 2 zach August 11, 2010 at 9:41 am

    this is fantastic.
    thanks a lot.

  3. 3 ushaped August 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    absolutely fantastic, thank you for sharing that, although I’m a fan (but not a portuguese speaker) I had never heard this before and likely never would have come across it..

  4. 4 boebis August 21, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Love it! Now I have to download all the songs uploaded in the previous post…

  5. 5 alejandro September 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I came back and watched the video again. So beautiful!!!
    love it.


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