Adeus Besouro


Song Lyrics

Em Santo Amaro

Quando o fato aconteceu

Menino chegou dizendo

Que seu Besouro morreu

Pos seu patrão

Cujo o nome Baltazar

Deu uma carta a Besouro

Para entrega na usina

Pedindo pra lhe matar

E Besouro que não sabia ler

Não sabia que na carta

Pedia para morrer

Lá na Bahia

Terra de São Salvador

Besouro era valente

Tinha o corpo fechado

Mas a traição o matou


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Em Santo Amaro

Quando o fato aconteceu

Menino chegou dizendo

Que seu Besouro morreu

Pos seu patrão

Cujo o nome Baltazar

Deu uma carta a Besouro

Para entrega na usina

Pedindo pra lhe matar

E Besouro que não sabia ler

Não sabia que na carta

Pedia para morrer

Lá na Bahia

Terra de São Salvador

Besouro era valente

Tinha o corpo fechado

Mas a traição o matou


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Adeus Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Oi zum zum zum cadê Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Oi zum zum zum cadê Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Mais cadê o meu Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Besouro de Manganga

Valente cordão de ouro


Mais cadê o meu Besouro

Valente cordão de ouro


Besouro de Manganga

Valente cordão de ouro

English Translation

In Santo Amaro

When it happened

Boy came in saying

That Besouro died

Because his boss

Whose's name is Balthazar

Give Besouro a letter

To deliver at the plant

Asking to kill him

And Besouro who couldn't read

Didn't know that in the letter

Asked to kill him

There in Bahia

Land of San Salvador

Besouro was brave

Had protected body

But treachery killed him


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valent gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valent gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valent gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valent gold cord


In Santo Amaro

When it happened

Boy came in saying

That Besouro died

Because his boss

Whose's name is Balthazar

Give Besouro a letter

To deliver at the plant

Asking to kill him

And Besouro who couldn't read

Didn't know that in the letter

Asked to kill him

There in Bahia

Land of San Salvador

Besouro was brave

Had protected body

But treachery killed him


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valiant gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valiant gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valiant gold cord


Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Goodbye Beetle

Valiant gold cord


Hi zum zum zum where's Besouro

Valiant gold cord


Hi zum zum zum where's Besouro

Valiant gold cord


More where's Besouro

Valiant gold cord


Besouro de Manganga

Valiant gold cord


More where's Besouro

Valiant gold cord


Besouro de Manganga

Valiant gold cord

History and sentiment behind song

Besouro is a semi-mythical character from Brazilian Folklore. He is celebrated as a Bahian hero, who fought against corrupt police and injustice, using a combination of his unrivalled Capoeira skills, malicía, and mandinga. Just like Robin Hood, though officially a wanted criminal and outlaw, he was really a champion of the people and a freedom fighter.