There a million million "Manha De Carnaval"s, and many of them are stunning.

This is Susanna McCorkle, and it is my personal favorite.

Part of it I'm sure is knowing her story.
But, of course, Orfeo Negro, the film.
Lyric so happy, song so sad, myth so old, movie so fucking fucking heartbreaking.

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I think it'd take a long essay to cover all the feels I have here.
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