Meu Gunga

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:04 - Eu já vi cantar de tudo

Eng: I've seen singing of everything

00:06 - Nas rodas de capoeira

Eng: On capoeira wheels

00:09 - Louvação pros velhos mestres

Eng: Praise for the old masters

00:11 - E até pra quem morreu

Eng: And even for those who died

00:13 - Do pandeiro e do atabaque

Eng: From the tambourine and the atabaque

00:16 - Do ganzá e do agogô

Eng: From the ganzá and the agogo

00:18 - Eu só não vim falar do dia em

Eng: I just didn't come to talk about the day when

00:21 - em que o meu gunga quebrou

Eng: when my gunga broke

00:23 - Cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Where's my gunga you promised me

00:27 - Oiaiá cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Oiaiá where's my gunga you promised me

00:32 - Tem sempre um cabra na Roda

Eng: There's always a goat at the wheel

00:34 - Que é pra tomar conta disso

Eng: What is to take care of it

00:37 - Troca arame, curva verga

Eng: Change wire, bend lintel

00:39 - De beriba ou de caniço

Eng: Beriba or reed

00:42 - Gunga veio do Kikongo

Eng: Gunga came from Kikongo

00:44 - Me disseram um um tempo atrás

Eng: I was told a while ago

00:47 - Dizem que é pessoa velha

Eng: They say it's an old person

00:48 - Pra mim o meu gunga é muito mais

Eng: For me my gunga is a lot but

00:51 - Cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Where's my gunga you promised me

00:55 - Oiaiá cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Oiaiá where's my gunga you promised me

01:00 - Pode ter bom mandingueiro

Eng: You can have a good mandingueiro

01:03 - Cantador no meu terreiro

Eng: Singer in my yard

01:05 - Pouco importa camarada

Eng: It doesn't matter comrade

01:07 - Meu gunga fala primeiro

Eng: My gunga speaks first

01:10 - Mais bonito do que a iúna

Eng: More beautiful than the iuna

01:12 - E o canto do sabiá

Eng: And the song of the thrush

01:14 - Me perdoa Deus do Céu

Eng: Forgive me God in Heaven

01:17 - É o meu gunga a tocar

Eng: It's my gunga playing

01:19 - Cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Where's my gunga you promised me

01:23 - Oiaiá cadê meu gunga que você me prometeu

Eng: Oiaiá where's my gunga you promised me

01:29 - Gunga é Meu, Gunga é Meu

Eng: Gunga is mine, Gunga is mine

01:31 - Ê gunga é meu foi meu pai que me deu

Eng: ê gunga is mine it was my father who gave it to me

01:33 - Gunga é meu, Gunga é meu

Eng: Gunga is mine, Gunga is mine

01:35 - Ai Ai, Gunga é meu, Ai Ai gunga é meu

Eng: Ai Ai, Gunga is mine, Ai Ai gunga is mine

01:38 - Gunga é meu, Gunga é meu

Eng: Gunga is mine, Gunga is mine

01:40 - Ê gunga é meu foi meu pai que me deu

Eng: ê gunga is mine it was my father who gave it to me

01:42 - Gunga é meu, Gunga é meu

Eng: Gunga is mine, Gunga is mine

History and sentiment behind song

The gunga is considered the leader of the three berimbaus. The oldest mestre or the host of the roda is usually the one who plays the berimbau. This holder of the gunga can decide what rhythm is played and the other instruments of the bateria follow along. The person playing the gunga can also stop someone from entering the roda, or request someone to play. This list of responsibilities is why the gunga is usually only trusted to the students or teahcer with the highest graduation.


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