É De Iaio, É De Ioia

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Song Lyrics

É de ioiô, é de iaiá

Capoeira de Angola jogar, na beira do mar

É de ioiô, é de iaiá

Capoeira de Angola jogar, na beira do mar

É de ioiô, é de iaiá

English Translation

It's the master's son's, it's the master's daughter's

Capoeira Angola played at the seashore

It's the master's son's, it's the master's daughter's

Capoeira Angola played at the seashore

It's the master's son's, it's the master's daughter's

History and sentiment behind song

Ioiô and iaiá - terms used by slaves for daughters and sons of the master (respectively).