É Legal

87

Song Lyrics

o

É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau


É Legal, É Legal

Oi joga Capoeira è um negocio legal


A capoeira ela é luta e brincadeira

não importa se é ligeira se angola ou regional

A capoeira tem madinga tem rasteira

você planta bananeira

você ginga e da mortal


É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau (bis)


É Legal, É Legal


Oi joga Capoeira è um negocio legal

A capoeira essa luta brasileira de malicia e brincadeira

Pois eu nunca vi igual

na capoeira você joga bate palma

você canta ladainha, Ainda toca berimbau


É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau

English translations

O

It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau


It's Cool, It's Cool

Oi plays Capoeira is a cool business


Capoeira she is fighting and playing

it doesn't matter if it is mild if angola or regional

Capoeira has madinga has rasteira

you banana plant

you swing and the deadly


It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau (bis)


It's Cool, It's Cool


Oi plays Capoeira is a cool business

Capoeira this Brazilian fight of malice and play

Cause I've never seen it

in capoeira you play clap

you sing ladainha, still play berimbau


It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau


History and sentiment behind song

The word legal (lay-GAU) has a double meaning in Portuguese. It means "legal" as in "not against the law" which is interesting because capoeira used to be illegal. The Brazilian Penal Code of 1890 prescribed two to six months in prison as a punishment for practicing capoeira or deportation for foreigners. But legal in colloquial Brazilian Portuguese also means "great," "cool," or "sweet".


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É Legal

87

By Mestre Barrão

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

o

É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau


É Legal, É Legal

Oi joga Capoeira è um negocio legal


A capoeira ela é luta e brincadeira

não importa se é ligeira se angola ou regional

A capoeira tem madinga tem rasteira

você planta bananeira

você ginga e da mortal


É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau (bis)


É Legal, É Legal


Oi joga Capoeira è um negocio legal

A capoeira essa luta brasileira de malicia e brincadeira

Pois eu nunca vi igual

na capoeira você joga bate palma

você canta ladainha, Ainda toca berimbau


É Legal, É Legal

jogar capoeira e tocar berimbau

English Translation

O

It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau


It's Cool, It's Cool

Oi plays Capoeira is a cool business


Capoeira she is fighting and playing

it doesn't matter if it is mild if angola or regional

Capoeira has madinga has rasteira

you banana plant

you swing and the deadly


It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau (bis)


It's Cool, It's Cool


Oi plays Capoeira is a cool business

Capoeira this Brazilian fight of malice and play

Cause I've never seen it

in capoeira you play clap

you sing ladainha, still play berimbau


It's Cool, It's Cool

play capoeira and play berimbau


History and sentiment behind song

The word legal (lay-GAU) has a double meaning in Portuguese. It means "legal" as in "not against the law" which is interesting because capoeira used to be illegal. The Brazilian Penal Code of 1890 prescribed two to six months in prison as a punishment for practicing capoeira or deportation for foreigners. But legal in colloquial Brazilian Portuguese also means "great," "cool," or "sweet".

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