Lavadeira

62

Song Lyrics

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do Capoeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do Capoeira

Porque hoje é domingo

Amanhã segunda feira

Hoje a festa é no bonfim

Amanhã é na ribeira

Oi, vai ter roda de samba

E jogo de capoeira

Moleque, tome cuidado

Com o tombo da ladeira

Sua roupa está limpa

Coitada da lavadeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do capoeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do capoeira

English translations

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

Because today it is sunday

Tomorrow Monday

Today the party is in Bonfim

Tomorrow it is in the Ribeira

Oi, lets have samba de roda

And a game of capoeira

Kid, take care

With the tombo da ladeira

Your clothes are clean

Poor laundrywoman

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes


History and sentiment behind song

Tombo de ladeira literally means “fall down the hill”. It is the name of a movement described in Melo Moraes Filho’s 1901 description of capoeira in Rio: “to touch, with one’s foot, the opponent while he jumps in the air.”


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Lavadeira

62

By Mestre Camisa

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do Capoeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do Capoeira

Porque hoje é domingo

Amanhã segunda feira

Hoje a festa é no bonfim

Amanhã é na ribeira

Oi, vai ter roda de samba

E jogo de capoeira

Moleque, tome cuidado

Com o tombo da ladeira

Sua roupa está limpa

Coitada da lavadeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do capoeira

Lava, lava, lavadeira

A roupa do capoeira

English Translation

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

Because today it is sunday

Tomorrow Monday

Today the party is in Bonfim

Tomorrow it is in the Ribeira

Oi, lets have samba de roda

And a game of capoeira

Kid, take care

With the tombo da ladeira

Your clothes are clean

Poor laundrywoman

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes

wash, wash, laundrywoman

capoeira clothes


History and sentiment behind song

Tombo de ladeira literally means “fall down the hill”. It is the name of a movement described in Melo Moraes Filho’s 1901 description of capoeira in Rio: “to touch, with one’s foot, the opponent while he jumps in the air.”

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