Malandragem

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:03 - Malandragem só sai daqui

Eng: The trickery only leaves here

00:06 - Quando essa roda acabar

Eng: When this roda is over

00:09 - Se o meu mestre disser “Iê”

Eng: If my Master will say “Ie”

00:12 - Ou se Cavalaria tocar

Eng: Or if Cavalaria is played

00:14 - Capoeira é antiga arte

Eng: Capoeira is an old art

00:17 - Foi o negro inventando

Eng: Invented by the black

00:20 - Me diga quem é Brasileiro

Eng: Tell me who is Brazilian

00:23 - E não tem um pouco de malandro

Eng: And isn’t a little bit of a trickster

00:25 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

00:26 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:28 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

00:29 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:31 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

00:32 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:34 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

00:35 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:36 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

00:37 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:39 - Ginga do Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira Ginga

00:40 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:42 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

00:43 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:45 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

00:46 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

00:48 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

00:49 - Ê, finge que vai mas não vai

Eng: He pretends to go but doesn’t go

00:50 - Bicho vem e eu me faço de morto

Eng: The beast comes and I play dead

00:53 - Mas se a coisa apertar

Eng: But if things get tight

00:56 - Pra Deus eu peço socorro

Eng: I ask God for help

00:59 - Entro e saio sem me machucar

Eng: I go in and out without hurting myself

01:02 - Subo e desço sem escorregar

Eng: I go up and down without slipping

01:04 - Vou louvando o criador da mandinga

Eng: I’m praising the creator of sorcery

01:07 - O malandro que inventou a ginga

Eng: The trickster who invented the ginga

01:09 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

01:11 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:12 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

01:13 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:15 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

01:16 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:18 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

01:19 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:20 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

01:21 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:23 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

01:24 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:25 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

01:27 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:29 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

01:30 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:31 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

01:32 - O sol faz o chão esquentar

Eng: The sun makes the ground heat up

01:34 - Calma moça, chuva vem esfriar

Eng: Calm down, girl, rain comes to cool things off

01:37 - Expressão do rosto da menina

Eng: The expression on the girl’s face

01:40 - Ao saber que essa é a minha sina

Eng: Upon knowing that this is my fate

01:43 - Bato forte não devagar

Eng: I hit hard, not slowly

01:45 - Cuidado quando se levantar

Eng: Be careful when you get up

01:48 - Berimbau já fez sua cantiga

Eng: The berimbau has sung its song

01:51 - Coração me impulsa pra cima

Eng: My heart propels me upward

01:53 - E a malandragem

Eng: And the trickery

01:54 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:56 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

01:57 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

01:59 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

02:00 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:02 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

02:03 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:04 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

02:05 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:07 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

02:08 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:09 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

02:11 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:12 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

02:14 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:15 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

02:16 - Ê, finge que vai mas não vai

Eng: He pretends to go but doesn’t go

02:18 - Bicho vem e eu me faço de morto

Eng: The beast comes and I play dead

02:21 - Mas se a coisa apertar

Eng: But if things get tight

02:24 - Pra Deus eu peço socorro

Eng: I ask God for help

02:26 - Entro e saio sem me machucar

Eng: I go in and out without hurting myself

02:29 - Subo e desço sem escorregar

Eng: I go up and down without slipping

02:32 - Vou louvando o criador da mandinga

Eng: I’m praising the creator of sorcery

02:34 - O malandro que inventou a ginga

Eng: The trickster who invented the ginga

02:37 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

02:38 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:39 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

02:41 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:42 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

02:44 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:46 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

02:47 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:48 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

02:49 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:50 - Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira

02:52 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:53 - Na Bahia

Eng: In Bahia

02:55 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:56 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

02:57 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

02:59 - Malandragem

Eng: Trickery

03:00 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:02 - Ginga do Capoeira

Eng: Capoeira Ginga

03:03 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:04 - Mestre Bimba

Eng: Mestre Bimba

03:06 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:07 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

03:09 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:10 - Mestre Pastinha

Eng: Mestre Pastinha

03:11 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:13 - Mestre Besouro

Eng: Mestre Besouro

03:14 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:15 - Mestre Pastinha

Eng: Mestre Pastinha

03:17 - Oi malandro, é malandro

Eng: Oh trickster, he’s a trickster

03:19 - Na ladeira

Eng: On the hill

History and sentiment behind song

Malandragem is a word that comes from malandro, which means a person who possesses cunning as well as malicia (malice, in English). This, however, is misleading as the meaning of malicia in Capoeira is the capacity to understand someone’s intentions. In Brazil men who used street smarts to make a living were called malandros. Later the meaning expanded, indicating a person who is a quick thinker in finding a solution for a problem.In Capoeira, malandragem is the ability to quickly understand an opponent’s aggressive intentions, and during a fight or a game, fool, trick and deceive him.

Cavalaria is a special "warning rhythm" that used to be played on the berimbau to advise that the police were arriving.


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