A Palma De Bimba

60

Song Lyrics

A palma estava errada

Bimba parou bateu outra vez

Bata esta palma direito

A palma de bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de bimba

É um dois tres


Se você é devoto de Bimba

Na roda ele vai lhe ajudar

Mas se não, sai correndo

Que a roda tá aberta e o bicho vai pegar


E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A quadra estava errada

Bimba parou outra vez

Cante esta quadra direito

A palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A Iúna estava errada

Bimba falou outra vez

Não matrate esta ave moleque

E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A ginga estava errada

Bimba parou outra vez

Ô ginga bonito moleque

E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres

English translations

The clapping was wrong

Bimba stopped and clapped again

Clap your hands correctly

The clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba

Is one, two, three


If you’re a student of Bimba

He’ll help you in the roda

But if you’re not, run away

Because the roda is open and gonna get rough


And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The song was wrong

Bimba stopped again

Sing this song right

The clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The Iúna rhythm was wrong

Bimba said again

Don’t mistreat this bird, boy *

And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The ginga was wrong

Bimba stopped again

Ginga beautifully, boy

And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


History and sentiment behind song

In this song iúna is the name of a berimbau rhythm, and also the name of a bird. Clapping hands during the roda is done in capoeira regional and contemporanea, but not in capoeira Angola. The typical rhythm for clapping is “one-two-three-(rest)” following the beat of the pandeiros, or corresponding to the “dim-dom-dom” of the berimbau. Sometimes this song is sung to motivate people to clap when the clapping is getting weak, or to correct clappers who are off-beat.


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A Palma De Bimba

60

By Mestre Itapoan

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

A palma estava errada

Bimba parou bateu outra vez

Bata esta palma direito

A palma de bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de bimba

É um dois tres


Se você é devoto de Bimba

Na roda ele vai lhe ajudar

Mas se não, sai correndo

Que a roda tá aberta e o bicho vai pegar


E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A quadra estava errada

Bimba parou outra vez

Cante esta quadra direito

A palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A Iúna estava errada

Bimba falou outra vez

Não matrate esta ave moleque

E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres


A ginga estava errada

Bimba parou outra vez

Ô ginga bonito moleque

E a palma de Bimba é um dois tres

Olha a palma de Bimba


É um dois tres

English Translation

The clapping was wrong

Bimba stopped and clapped again

Clap your hands correctly

The clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba

Is one, two, three


If you’re a student of Bimba

He’ll help you in the roda

But if you’re not, run away

Because the roda is open and gonna get rough


And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The song was wrong

Bimba stopped again

Sing this song right

The clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The Iúna rhythm was wrong

Bimba said again

Don’t mistreat this bird, boy *

And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


The ginga was wrong

Bimba stopped again

Ginga beautifully, boy

And the clapping of Bimba is one, two, three

The clapping of Bimba


Is one, two, three


History and sentiment behind song

In this song iúna is the name of a berimbau rhythm, and also the name of a bird. Clapping hands during the roda is done in capoeira regional and contemporanea, but not in capoeira Angola. The typical rhythm for clapping is “one-two-three-(rest)” following the beat of the pandeiros, or corresponding to the “dim-dom-dom” of the berimbau. Sometimes this song is sung to motivate people to clap when the clapping is getting weak, or to correct clappers who are off-beat.

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