Ai Ai Ai Ai Doutor

112

Song Lyrics

Ai ai ai ai doutor

Velejándo no mar eu vou, eu vou

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

Pra jogar capoeira de são salvador

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

Berimbau ta tocando

A roda formando

Eu sóu capoeira

Me cháma que eu vou

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

English translations

Ai ai ai ai doctor

Sailing on the sea I'll go, I'll go

Ai ai ai ai, doctor

To play capoeira de são salvador

Ai ai ai ai, doctor

Berimbau is playing

The forming wheel

I only capoeira

Call me I'll go

Ai ai ai ai, doctor


History and sentiment behind song

"Doutor" is a term often used in Brazilian Portuguese to imply someone of higher class, means, or education. "Ai" is the word for "ouch," or "yikes!" The song shows the singer's submission (real or intentionally misleading). In capoeira music the movements of the ginga are often compared to sailing the sea, or riding the waves.


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Ai Ai Ai Ai Doutor

112

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Ai ai ai ai doutor

Velejándo no mar eu vou, eu vou

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

Pra jogar capoeira de são salvador

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

Berimbau ta tocando

A roda formando

Eu sóu capoeira

Me cháma que eu vou

Ai ai ai ai, doutor

English Translation

Ai ai ai ai doctor

Sailing on the sea I'll go, I'll go

Ai ai ai ai, doctor

To play capoeira de são salvador

Ai ai ai ai, doctor

Berimbau is playing

The forming wheel

I only capoeira

Call me I'll go

Ai ai ai ai, doctor


History and sentiment behind song

"Doutor" is a term often used in Brazilian Portuguese to imply someone of higher class, means, or education. "Ai" is the word for "ouch," or "yikes!" The song shows the singer's submission (real or intentionally misleading). In capoeira music the movements of the ginga are often compared to sailing the sea, or riding the waves.

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