Folha Seca

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Song Lyrics

Eu pisei na folha seca

Eu ouvi fazer xuê, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

Ouvi fazer xuê, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

Ouvi fazer xuê, xuà.

Na volta que mundo deu

Na volta que mundo da

Ouvi fazer xuê, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

English Translation

I stepped on the dry leaf

And heard them go, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

I heard you do xuê, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

I heard how to do xuê, xuà.

On the return that the world took

On the way back from the world

I heard how to do xuê, xuà

Xuê, xuê, xuê, xuà

History and sentiment behind song

Song about the noise the leaves made when they were stepped on.

We might imagine that it is about a slave hiding in the forest, fearful knowing every step might be heard by the slave hunter, called the Capitão do Mato ("Captain of the Jungle").