Ladeira Do Pelourinho

Category: Ladainhas

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:31 - Ladeira do Pelourinho

Eng: At the slope of Pelourinho

00:35 - Ladeira do Pelourinho, ora meu Deus

Eng: At the slope of Pelourinho,oh my God

00:37 - Onde eu comecei a andar

Eng: Where I started walking

00:41 - No Forte Santo Antônio

Eng: At Fortress Santo Antônio

00:44 - Eu comecei praticar

Eng: I started practicing

00:48 - A Capoeira de Angola

Eng: The Capoeira Angola

00:51 - João Pequeno táva lá

Eng: João Pequeno was there

00:54 - Os turistos todos os dias

Eng: The daily tourists

00:58 - Iam nos prestigiar

Eng: Appreciating us

01:01 - O governador vendo isso

Eng: The governor seeing this

01:04 - Tratou logo de acabar

Eng: Command to end this soon

01:07 - Vendo Capoeira Angola

Eng: Viewing Capoeira Angola

01:11 - Era dança de matar

Eng: Like it was dance of kill

01:14 - Olha, eu disse, governador

Eng: Look, I said, Governor

01:17 - Não faça isso mais não

Eng: Don’t do it no more

01:20 - Capoeira de Angola é

Eng: Capoeira Angola is

01:24 - Uma grande tradição

Eng: A great tradition

01:27 - Quando eu pego na viola

Eng: When I picked up my viola

01:29 - ora meu Deus

Eng: oh my God

01:30 - Dói até meu coração

Eng: It hurts my heart

01:33 - E o jogo de Capoeira

Eng: And the game of Capoeira

01:36 - É um jogo de irmão

Eng: It is a game of brothers

01:39 - Quando eu entro na roda

Eng: When I enter the roda

01:43 - Não tem agressão

Eng: Has no aggression

01:46 - Eu jogo a Capoeira

Eng: I play Capoeira

01:49 - Do fundo do meu coração

Eng: From the bottom of my heart

01:52 - Agradeço a meu Deus

Eng: I thank my God

01:55 - E ao Mestre João

Eng: And the Master Joao

01:58 - Por me ensinar a Capoeira

Eng: For teach me Capoeira

02:01 - Com toda dedicação

Eng: With all the dedication

02:04 - Camara

Eng: Friend

02:06 - Ie Viva meu deus…

Eng: Ie Long live my master

02:08 - Ie Viva meu deus…

Eng: Ie Long live my master

02:10 - Camara

Eng: Friend

History and sentiment behind song

“Pelourinho” means pillory, and Salvador’s pelourinho last stood at the top of the sloping Largo do Pelourinho, final point in a journey which began in the city’s first open market in the Praça da Feira (today known as Praça Municipal — the open square at the top of the Elevador Lacerda). The pelourinho stood at the market’s center. Salvador is the capital of Bahia, whose large bay and proximity to Africa made it a major port for the slave trade. The descendants of slaves have taken over this symbolic spot, an entry point for African culture in the New World.


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