Apanha A Laranja No Chão

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

Apanha a laranja no chão, tico tico

Se meu amor foi embora eu não fico

Apanha a laranja no chão, tico tico

Meu abada é de renda, e de fita

Apanha a laranja no chão, tico tico

Não apanha

English Translation

Grab the orange

off the ground, tico-tico

If my love went away I won't stay

Grab the orange off the ground,

tico-tico

My abadá is of lace, and of ribbon

Grab the orange off the ground,

tico-tico

Don't grab with the hand

only with the foot or the beak

History and sentiment behind song

This song reminds players to use their feet and "beaks" instead of hands. It may also be used in the "money game" where a handkerchief full of money is spread in the middle of the roda.

Tico-tico (TCHEE-koo TCHEE-koo)A small songbird that makes a "tico-tico" sound.

Abadá (ah-bah-DAH)Loose capoeira shirt and pants, usually white.Probably came from the culture of dockworkers,who often used flour or sugar bags to make their clothing. The abadá mentioned here, made of lace and ribbon, is an extravagant luxury.


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