Desafinado is a bossa nova composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1959. The Portuguese word “desafinado” can be translated into English as “out of tune”. Newton Mendonca wrote lyrics in Portuguese, and English lyrics were later written by Jon Hendricks and Jessie Cavanaugh. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd recorded a version of this piece that became a major hit in 1962. Desafinado has a long 68 bar form.
It is most commonly played in the key of F major among instrumentalists.

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