Lavadeira

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Song Lyrics

0:06 - Lava, lava, lavadeira

Eng: wash, wash, laundrywoman

0:08 - A roupa do Capoeira

Eng: capoeira clothes

0:11 - Lava, lava, lavadeira

Eng: wash, wash, laundrywoman

0:13 - A roupa do Capoeira

Eng: capoeira clothes

0:15 - Porque hoje é domingo

Eng: Because today it is sunday

0:17 - Amanhã segunda feira

Eng: Tomorrow Monday

0:20 - Hoje a festa é no bonfim

Eng: Today the party is in Bonfim

0:22 - Amanhã é na ribeira

Eng: Tomorrow it is in the Ribeira

0:24 - Oi, vai ter roda de samba

Eng: Oi, lets have samba de roda

0:26 - E jogo de capoeira

Eng: And a game of capoeira

0:29 - Moleque, tome cuidado

Eng: Kid, take care

0:31 - Com o tombo da ladeira

Eng: With the tombo da ladeira

0:33 - Sua roupa está limpa

Eng: Your clothes are clean

0:36 - Coitada da lavadeira

Eng: Poor laundrywoman

0:38 - Lava, lava, lavadeira

Eng: wash, wash, laundrywoman

0:40 - A roupa do capoeira

Eng: capoeira clothes

0:42 - Lava, lava, lavadeira

Eng: wash, wash, laundrywoman

0:45 - A roupa do capoeira

Eng: capoeira clothes

0:47 - Porque hoje é domingo

Eng: Because today it is sunday

0:50 - Amanhã segunda feira

Eng: Tomorrow Monday

0:52 - Hoje a festa é no bonfim

Eng: Today the party is in Bonfim

0:54 - Amanhã é na ribeira

Eng: Tomorrow it is in the Ribeira

0:57 - Oi, vai ter roda de samba

Eng: Oi, lets have samba de roda

0:59 - E jogo de capoeira

Eng: And a game of capoeira

1:01 - Moleque, tome cuidado

Eng: Kid, take care

1:04 - Com o tombo da ladeira

Eng: With the tombo da ladeira

1:06 - Sua roupa está limpa

Eng: Your clothes are clean

1:08 - Coitada da lavadeira

Eng: Poor laundrywoman

1:10 - Lava, lava, lavadeira

Eng: wash, wash, laundrywoman


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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