Beira Mar


Song Lyrics

Beira mar ioio, beira mar iaia

Beira mar ioio, beira mar iaia


Beira mar ioio, beira mar iaia

Beira mar ioio, beira mar iaia


Beira mar, beira mar

É de ioio


Beira mar, beira mar

É de iaia

English Translation

Seaside ioio, seaside iaia

Seaside ioio, seaside iaia


Seaside ioio, seaside iaia

Seaside ioio, seaside iaia


Seaside, seaside

It's ioio's


Seaside, seaside

It's iaia's

History and sentiment behind song

The term beira-mar means sea-shore and the terms Ioio and Iaia are how slaves would usually refer to their masters and their masters’ children. This song gives reference to the sea-shores that often held such beauty in the northern states of Brazil and the fact that they would often belong to the slave-masters and mistresses.