Lyrics:Vinicius DeMoraes ,Ray Gilbert(English translation) Music:Antonio Carlos Jobim
The song was publishe 1963.
The most beautiful Astrud Gilberto, voice and person, queen of the Samba / Bossa Nova, what a beautiful version of this song.
Once, once I Loved And I gave so much love to this world you were the world to me Once I cried At the thought I was foolish and proud and let you say goodbye
And then one day From my infinite sadness you came and brought me love again Now I know That no matter what ever befalls I'll never let you go I will hold you close Make you stay Because love is the saddest thing when it goes away Love is the saddest thing when it goes away