Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

About: “Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon” (the song) was inspired by “Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon” (the book) by Jorge Amado. “Gabriela” was recorded in April 1998 on a four-track (4-track), analog, cassette tape machine. The original tracks have been imported into Avid Pro Tools, mixed in Pro Tools, and finished up in Audacity. No new recordings were added to the original work.

Gabriela, clove and cinnamon
I hear your footsteps in the pounding drums
From the country, hidden by the earth
Now tend the fires of the hearth

Bathed in the waters of the men’s eyes who stare
And warmed by the arms of the sun from above

Gabriela, clove and cinnamon
At night you wear fireflies in your hair
Swarms of stars adorning heaven
Adore the mystery of your smile

Bathed in the waters of the men’s eyes who stare
And clothed by the moon high, higher above
Gabriela, clove and cinnamon

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

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