Me Leva Morena

96

Song Lyrics

Eu que já lhe fiz inveja

Hoje só lhe causo pena

Perdi tudo que eu já tive

Pelo amor de uma morena


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva e com um beijo me cala

Que eu sou da Senzala Sou seu professor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva morena querida

Que eu dou minha vida

Pelo teu amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva morena não esquece

Que o dia amanhece

O galo já cantou


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva de noite e de dia

Eu faço poesia

Eu te falo de amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro teu bangalô


Me leva depressa, ligeiro

Que eu sou prisioneiro

Desse teu amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Leva me leva

Me leva morena

Que eu vou

English translations

I already envied you

Today I only pity you

I lost everything I ever had

For the love of a dark skinned girl


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me and with a kiss shut me up

That I'm from Senzala I'm your teacher


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me darling dark skinned girl

That I give my life

For your love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me dark skinned girl don't forget

That the day dawns

The rooster has already crowed


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me night and day

I do poetry

I tell you about love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me fast, fast

That I'm a prisoner

Give your love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me take me

Take me dark skinned girl

That I will


History and sentiment behind song

In many countries outside of Brazil (including the United States) there are almost equal numbers of men and women training capoeira. In Brazil even today the number of men training capoeira far outweighs the number of women training. Part of this is because of the history of capoeira in Brazil. Capoeira still doesn't have much of a history outside of Brazil, but the prohibition and dangerous element so common to its history has helped create a feeling of machismo. What might be considered very sexist sounding lyrics to a foreigner could be a way of representing the beauty of capoeira and the strong desire to play in the roda.


SONGS YOU MUST KNOW

Me Leva Morena

96

By Mestre Toni Vargas

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Eu que já lhe fiz inveja

Hoje só lhe causo pena

Perdi tudo que eu já tive

Pelo amor de uma morena


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva e com um beijo me cala

Que eu sou da Senzala Sou seu professor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva morena querida

Que eu dou minha vida

Pelo teu amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva morena não esquece

Que o dia amanhece

O galo já cantou


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Me leva de noite e de dia

Eu faço poesia

Eu te falo de amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro teu bangalô


Me leva depressa, ligeiro

Que eu sou prisioneiro

Desse teu amor


Me leva morena me leva

Me leva pro seu bangalô


Leva me leva

Me leva morena

Que eu vou

English Translation

I already envied you

Today I only pity you

I lost everything I ever had

For the love of a dark skinned girl


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me and with a kiss shut me up

That I'm from Senzala I'm your teacher


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me darling dark skinned girl

That I give my life

For your love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me dark skinned girl don't forget

That the day dawns

The rooster has already crowed


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me night and day

I do poetry

I tell you about love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me fast, fast

That I'm a prisoner

Give your love


Take me dark skinned girl take me

Take me to your bungalow


Take me take me

Take me dark skinned girl

That I will


History and sentiment behind song

In many countries outside of Brazil (including the United States) there are almost equal numbers of men and women training capoeira. In Brazil even today the number of men training capoeira far outweighs the number of women training. Part of this is because of the history of capoeira in Brazil. Capoeira still doesn't have much of a history outside of Brazil, but the prohibition and dangerous element so common to its history has helped create a feeling of machismo. What might be considered very sexist sounding lyrics to a foreigner could be a way of representing the beauty of capoeira and the strong desire to play in the roda.

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