Cajuê


Song Lyrics

Vou mandar lecô

Cajuê

Vou mandar loiá

Cajuê

Lecô lecô

Cajuê

Vou mandar loiá

Cajuê

Mestre Bimba

Cajuê

Mestre Pastinha

Cajuê

Mestre Bimba

Cajuê

O esur traira

Cajuê

Cobrinha Verde

Cajuê

Canjiquinha

Cajuê

Mestre Gigante

Cajuê

Ezequiel

Cajuê

Seu Caiçara

Cajuê

O seu nagê

Cajuê

Lecô lecô

Cajuê

Vou mandar loiá

Cajuê

Vou mandar lecô

Cajuê

Vou mandar loiá

Cajuê

Lecô lecô

Cajuê

Vou mandar loiá

Cajuê

English Translation

I'll send lecô

Cashew

I'll send loiá

Cashew

Lecô Lecô

Cashew

I'll send loiá

Cashew

Mestre Bimba

Cashew

Mestre Pastinha

Cashew

Mestre Bimba

Cashew

O Esur Traira

Cashew

Cobrinha Verde

Cashew

Canjiquinha

Cashew

Mestre Gigante

Cashew

Ezekiel

Cashew

Your Caiçara

Cashew

Your baby

Cashew

Lecô Lecô

Cashew

I'll send loiá

Cashew

I'll send lecô

Cashew

I'll send loiá

Cashew

Lecô Lecô

Cashew

I'll send loiá

Cashew

History and sentiment behind song

Cajuê refers to Cajueiro, which is a tree that grows cashew nuts. In Brazil there is also a city named Cajueiro and this song is probably referring to that city.

The words "lecô" and "loia" do not have literal translations. Some translations show them to meaning "lecture" as in "manda leco" or "i'm going to lecture you" and other translations make them out to just be sounds used for rhyming.

The calls in the song are all references to names of mestres.