É Lampião

57

Song Lyrics

É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Oi cangaceiro oi bão de briga

É lampião desordeiro do sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Oi era bravo na espingarda

Tiro certeiro quando ele disparava


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Dai o apelido de lampião

Vários disparos e a fama de valentão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Noite de chuva Veio traição

Numa emboscada acabou-se lampião


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão

English translations

It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Oi cangaceiro oi bão of fight

It’s the riotous hinterland lamp


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Oi, I was mad at the shotgun

A direct hit when he fired


Chorus: É Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Given the nickname of lantern

Multiple shots and famed as a bully


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


On a rainy night Betrayal came

An ambush ended with the lantern


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


History and sentiment behind song

This song refers to Lampião who was the leader of a famous ruthless bandit group called Cangaço in the Northeast of Brazil, by his side he had his lover, Maria Bonita. Lampião and his band were betrayed by one of his supporters and were ambushed by the police in one of his hideouts. Despite his history of brutal acts and savagery, there was enough in his undoubted courage, his many fights against heavy odds, his occasional acts of mercy and charity, his conventional piety and calculated courting of publicity to ensure that Lampião entered Brazilian folk-history as a hero.

Sertão refers to the semi-arid region comprising parts of the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Piauí.


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É Lampião

57

By Mestre Tico

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Oi cangaceiro oi bão de briga

É lampião desordeiro do sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Oi era bravo na espingarda

Tiro certeiro quando ele disparava


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Dai o apelido de lampião

Vários disparos e a fama de valentão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


Noite de chuva Veio traição

Numa emboscada acabou-se lampião


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão


É Lampião Maria Bonita

Teve histórias no sertão


Coro: É Lampião Maria Bonita Teve histórias no sertão

English Translation

It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Oi cangaceiro oi bão of fight

It’s the riotous hinterland lamp


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Oi, I was mad at the shotgun

A direct hit when he fired


Chorus: É Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


Given the nickname of lantern

Multiple shots and famed as a bully


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


On a rainy night Betrayal came

An ambush ended with the lantern


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


It's Lampião Maria Bonita

There were stories in the sertão


Chorus: It's Lampião Maria Bonita There were stories in the sertão


History and sentiment behind song

This song refers to Lampião who was the leader of a famous ruthless bandit group called Cangaço in the Northeast of Brazil, by his side he had his lover, Maria Bonita. Lampião and his band were betrayed by one of his supporters and were ambushed by the police in one of his hideouts. Despite his history of brutal acts and savagery, there was enough in his undoubted courage, his many fights against heavy odds, his occasional acts of mercy and charity, his conventional piety and calculated courting of publicity to ensure that Lampião entered Brazilian folk-history as a hero.

Sertão refers to the semi-arid region comprising parts of the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará and Piauí.

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