Here's another translation by Lisa Yannucci:

John's balloon
Goes up, up in the air
The boy's happy,
He sings.
But the blowing wind
Takes the balloon away
Up in the air
So then John
Stays there whining.


Sheet Music

Sheet Music - O Balão do João

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Carolina Vargas for contributing and translating this song.

Thanks to Monique Palomares for the midi and score.