Song No. 37 — Ninguém Sabe de Nós | Moacyr Silva & Antônio Maria (1961)

The wistful Ninguém Sabe de Nós was introduced in 1961 by Elizeth Cardoso on her album A Meiga Elizeth No. 2, shortly before Moacyr Silva issued his composition on his album Samba é Bom Assim. Both versions featured Silva’s tenor saxophone and probably Walter Wanderley on organ.

Antônio MariaFollowing Vem Hoje in 1960, Ninguém Sabe de Nós was the second of seven songs Moacyr Silva wrote with composer and journalist Antônio Maria, who died in 1964 at the age of just 43.

In the year of its introduction, Cardoso issued her version of Ninguém Sabe de Nós as b-side to Moeda Quebrada as well as on the EP Canção da Manhã Feliz. Two years later, Moacyr Silva reworked the ballad in an uptempo medley together with Meu Nome e Ninguém.

Apparently, Ninguém Sabe de Nós was recorded only once more, in 1965, when Maria Thereza “Mecha Branca” included the song on her album Novamente, Mecha Branca, one of the highly sought-after collector’s items of Brazilian music.

Selected recordings of Ninguém Sabe de Nós:

1. Elizeth Cardoso from the album A Meiga Elizete No. 2 (1961, Copacabana CLP 11218)

Elizete Cardoso - A Meiga Elizete No. 2 (1961) a    Elizete Cardoso - A Meiga Elizete No. 2 (1961) b
Artwork for A Meiga Elizete No. 2 by Sérgio malta with photograph by Ronaldo Goyannes

2. Moacyr Silva from the album Samba é Bom Assim (1961, Copacabana CLP 11220)

Moacyr Silva — Samba é Bom Assim (a)    Moacyr Silva — Samba é Bom Assim (b)

Selected medley including Ninguém Sabe de Nós:

1. Moacyr Silva from the album É Tempo de Samba (1963, Copacabana CLP 11291)

Moacyr Silva — É Tempo de Samba (1961) a    Moacyr Silva — É Tempo de Samba (1961) b

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NINGUÉM SABE DE NÓS DOIS

Somente nós, nós dois, nosso amor e a vida • Aqui estamos sós, ninguém sabe de nós • Cada abraço nos teus braços, meus anseios • Cada encanto do teu corpo, meu ciúmes

Nossas vidas sem passado, sem memórias • Nossas vidas sem lembranças, sem histórias • No silêncio de um abraço, eternamente sós • Ninguém sabe de nós, ninguém

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