O Sereia O Sereia

73

Song Lyrics

Pela docura do teu cantar

eu me vejo obrigado a parar

pela docura do teu cantar

eu me vejo obrigado a parar


o sereia, o sereia


o sereia, o sereia


noite e de lua cheia

ta sentado junto a mar

quando de longe eu ouviu

o canto de uma sereia


o sereia, o sereia


o sereia, o sereia


Eu sou filho de Ogun

sou filho da Iemanja

tanto faz eu ta na terra

ta na aqua, ta no mar


o sereia, o sereia

English translations

For the sweetness of your singing

I find myself obliged to stop

for the sweetness of your singing

I find myself obliged to stop


the mermaid the mermaid


the mermaid the mermaid


At night and full moon

you're sitting by the sea

when from afar I heard

a mermaid's song


the mermaid the mermaid


the mermaid the mermaid


I am Ogun's son

I'm Iemanja's son

whatever i'm on earth

it's in the aqua, it's in the sea


the mermaid the mermaid


History and sentiment behind song

This song is about mermaids, which is a word used by men as a term for woman, like “princess”. The song refers to Ogum, which is associated with Saint George the dragon-slayer, he is the god of steel and lives deep in the forest his colours vary but always include the red of blood. His symbol is the sword and other wrought iron tools. Associated with Wednesday, his food is red meat and palm wine, and his dance imitates the march of a warrior. He is the most prevalent dominant god.


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O Sereia O Sereia

73

By Mestre Natanael

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Pela docura do teu cantar

eu me vejo obrigado a parar

pela docura do teu cantar

eu me vejo obrigado a parar


o sereia, o sereia


o sereia, o sereia


noite e de lua cheia

ta sentado junto a mar

quando de longe eu ouviu

o canto de uma sereia


o sereia, o sereia


o sereia, o sereia


Eu sou filho de Ogun

sou filho da Iemanja

tanto faz eu ta na terra

ta na aqua, ta no mar


o sereia, o sereia

English Translation

For the sweetness of your singing

I find myself obliged to stop

for the sweetness of your singing

I find myself obliged to stop


the mermaid the mermaid


the mermaid the mermaid


At night and full moon

you're sitting by the sea

when from afar I heard

a mermaid's song


the mermaid the mermaid


the mermaid the mermaid


I am Ogun's son

I'm Iemanja's son

whatever i'm on earth

it's in the aqua, it's in the sea


the mermaid the mermaid


History and sentiment behind song

This song is about mermaids, which is a word used by men as a term for woman, like “princess”. The song refers to Ogum, which is associated with Saint George the dragon-slayer, he is the god of steel and lives deep in the forest his colours vary but always include the red of blood. His symbol is the sword and other wrought iron tools. Associated with Wednesday, his food is red meat and palm wine, and his dance imitates the march of a warrior. He is the most prevalent dominant god.

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