Lá Na Bahia Côco De Dendê

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

#corrido#dendê

Song Lyrics

00:01 - Lá na Bahia côco de dendê

Eng: In Bahia there's a coconut

00:05 - Lá na Bahia côco de dendê

Eng: In Bahia there's a coconut

00:10 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:11 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:12 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:13 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:14 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:15 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:16 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:17 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:18 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:19 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:20 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:21 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:22 - Lá na Bahia côco de dendê

Eng: In Bahia there's a coconut

00:26 - Lá na Bahia côco de dendê

Eng: In Bahia there's a coconut

00:29 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:31 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:32 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:33 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:34 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:35 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:36 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

00:37 - Com dendê

Eng: With palm

00:38 - Pega devagar

Eng: Take it slow

History and sentiment behind song

In this song the coconut is a metaphor for someone's head. Dendê refers to a type of oil (red palm oil), but in this song it has a subtler meaning of something that is delicious but also bad for you since it is slippery (like the oil).

Dende/palms/palm oil were very significant in the everyday lives of those early Capoeiristas, and could be used as an analogy for a lot of things. Food cooked without oil is maybe lacking in flavor, not very filling, and probably burnt. Capoeira, without proper dende, would suffer the same way.


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