​Ilha De Maré


Song Lyrics

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

Olha no jogo da vida

Vá no caminho correto

O meu Mestre já dizia

Que no fim tudo dá certo

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

Faça sua oração

Lá na igreja do Bonfim

Se nada não der certo

É porque não é o fim

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

Eu fui lá na Bahia

Uma cidade ancestral

Onde vieram os negros

Trazendo o seu Berimbau

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

A roda da Capoeira

Tem defesa e ataque

E além do Berimbau

O negro trouxe o Atabaque

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

O meu Mestre me falou

Fique esperto e ligeiro

Não podemos esquecer

Que o negro trouxe o Pandeiro

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

Luta maliciosa

Já dizia meu avô

Fico me perguntando

De onde veio o Agogô

Ilha de maré

Ilha de maré

English Translation

Island Tide

Island Tide

Island Tide

Look at the game of life

Go on the right path

My Master already said

That in the end everything works out

Island Tide

Island Tide

Make your prayer

There in the church of Bonfim

If nothing goes wrong

It's because it's not the end.

Island Tide

Island Tide

I went there in Bahia

An ancestral city

Where did the blacks come from?

Bringing your Berimbau

Island Tide

Island Tide

The Wheel of Capoeira

Has defense and attack

And beyond the Berimbau

The Negro brought the Atabaque

Island Tide

Island Tide

My teacher told me

Stay smart and light

We can not forget

That the Negro brought the Pandeiro

Island Tide

Island Tide

Malicious fight

I already said my grandfather

I keep asking myself

Where did Agogô come from?

Island Tide

Island Tide

History and sentiment behind song

Ilha de maré is a place in Brazil. It is a small island off the coast of Brazil, and is part of the municipality of Salvador. The islands economy is based on fishing, small family owned farms, and tourism. You hear ​Ilha de maré referenced all of the time in capoeira lyrics for several reasons. One important reason is that it is the where one of the most influential mestres was born, Mestre Waldemar.