Dendê

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:01 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

00:05 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

00:09 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

00:10 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm Oil

00:14 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

00:17 - Levou rasteira

Eng: Led low

00:19 - balançou, caiu no chão

Eng: rocked, fell to the ground

00:22 - se perde a cabeça

Eng: if you lose your head

00:24 - também perde a razão

Eng: also loses reason

00:25 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

00:27 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

00:30 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

00:34 - Pro capoeira

Eng: Pro capoeira

00:36 - que não joga, só estranha

Eng: who doesn't play, just weird

00:38 - pois acredite

Eng: because believe

00:40 - se bater, também apanha

Eng: if you hit, you also get hit

00:42 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

00:43 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

00:47 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

00:50 - O capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

00:52 - já nasce natural

Eng: already born natural

00:54 - com manha e malícia

Eng: with morning and malice

00:56 - não seja artificial

Eng: don't be artificial

00:58 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

00:59 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

01:03 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

01:07 - Quando treinar

Eng: When to train

01:09 - ponha na consciência

Eng: put in awareness

01:11 - seja capoeira

Eng: be capoeira

01:12 - não viva de aparência

Eng: don't look alive

01:14 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

01:16 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

01:19 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

01:23 - No jogo duro

Eng: In the hard game

01:25 - com malícia e com mandinga

Eng: with malice and with mandinga

01:27 - olho no olho

Eng: eye to eye

01:29 - cuidado, mantenha a ginga

Eng: be careful, keep the swing

01:31 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

01:32 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

01:35 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

01:38 - ô dendê

Eng: Hello palm

01:40 - Dendê, Dendê

Eng: Palm oil

01:43 - lálá e lá, lálá e lá

Eng: there and there, there and there

History and sentiment behind song

A song about a palm plant brought to Brazil by Africans. Dendê is a palm oil used in Brazilian cooking, especially in the northeast of the country. It has a strong, rich flavor as well as a bright orange color. When something "has dendê," it means it has "flavor". Dendê also connects to the orixas (gods) of candomblé. If a capoeira player has dendê it indicates a deep connection to the game and to the gods.


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