The Girl from Ipanema

Stan Getz / Astrud Gilberto

Key: F (C harp in 12th position)

  6       5       5   -4     6        5      5    5  

Tall and tan and young and lovely 

  -4    6      5       5  -4   6  5   5    5    5 

The girl from  Ipanema goes walking 

  -4      -5       -4   -4 -4       4      5       4     4     4   -3/      4 

And when she passes, each one she passes goes “Aah”


When she walks, she's like a samba

That swings so cool and sways so gentle that

When she passes, each one she passes goes “Aah”


-5   5*  -5  4*  -5  4*  -4/  4*

Oh, but I watch her so sadly

- 6/  -6  -6/  5*  -6/  5*   5   5*

How can I tell her “I love you?"

-6    6*   -6      6      -6     6      -5    6

Yes, I would give my heart gladly

-6      6*      7        4       -4       5    -5   6    -6/

But each day, when she walks to the sea

-6       6*          -3/     4   -4    5    -5    5*

She looks straight ahead, not at me


Tall and tan and young and lovely 

The girl from Ipanema goes walking 

And when she passes, I smile but she doesn't see


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