Lampião Subia A Serra

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:01 - E! Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:02 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:03 - E! Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:04 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:05 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

00:09 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

00:10 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:11 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:12 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:13 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

00:16 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

00:17 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:18 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:19 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:21 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

00:24 - E! Lampião ele foi pégo

Eng: And! Lampião was caught

00:26 - Foi morto a traição

Eng: Killed by treason

00:28 - Não se entregava a polícia

Eng: The police did not surrender

00:30 - Coronel nem capitão

Eng: Colonel or Captain

00:31 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

00:32 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:33 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:34 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:36 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

00:39 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

00:40 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:41 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:42 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:44 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

00:47 - E! Maria bonita

Eng: Hey! Pretty Maria

00:48 - Era mulher macho, sim senhor

Eng: It was a macho woman, yes sir

00:52 - Ao Lampião

Eng: To Lampião

00:54 - Seu coraçao lhe entregou

Eng: Your heart gave you

00:55 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

00:56 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

00:57 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

00:58 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

00:59 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

01:02 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:03 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

01:04 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

01:05 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

01:06 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

01:10 - E! Vigulino

Eng: Hey! Vigulino

01:11 - Férreira o cangacero

Eng: Ferreira the cangacero

01:13 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:14 - Seu nome ficou marcado

Eng: His name was marked

01:16 - Na história do sertão

Eng: In the history of the sertão

01:17 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:18 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

01:19 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

01:20 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

01:22 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

01:25 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:26 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

01:27 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

01:28 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

01:30 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

01:33 - E! Junto com Corisco

Eng: Hey! Along with Corisco

01:35 - Ventania azulao e ponteira

Eng: Blue wind and tip

01:37 - Ze sereno moita brava

Eng: Ze sereno clump

01:39 - Dada, Bem-tivi e Járaraça

Eng: Dada, Bem-tivi and Járaraça

01:41 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:42 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

01:43 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

01:44 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

01:45 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

01:48 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

01:49 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

01:50 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

01:51 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

01:53 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

History and sentiment behind song

Lampião A Celebrated Brazilian Figure

"Eh eh eh toom toom toom See the footsteps of Lampiao Lampiao descends from the Sierra To look for Maria Bonita To help escape from the police" One of the most famous bandit and celebrated figure in Brazil was Lampiao,once referred to as the King of Cangaco,a form of banditry endemic to north east Brazil in 1920's and 30's.

The History Of The Song

This song to be sung in homage to Mestre Lampiao,presumably, just before he was killed. The lyrics give an inkling that Lampiao knew he had been betrayed so wanted to escape with his loved one, Maria Bonita. It seems that in spite of his murders,rape and pillaging activities, even to this day he is regarded as a folk hero. It is something about the Brazilians: they admire the underdog and his fight against the powers to be. Maria, stayed with him always, though the girl with miscellaneous eyes,looked totally out of place with the band of cangaceiros. His escapades, with Maria at his side, across the Serta, a semi arid desert to the north east of Brazil remain etched in Brazilian folklore



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