Olha Pomba Voôu

Song Lyrics

Olha Pomba voôu, pomba voôu.

A Pomba voôu, gavião pegou

Pomba voôu, pomba voôu

Pomba voôu, gavião pegou

English Translation

The dove flew away, the dove flew


the dove flew away, the hawk

grabbed it

The dove flew, the dove flew

the dove flew, the hawk grabbed it

History and sentiment behind song

This song may be sung at a crucial time during the roda. Perhaps a player has frustrated an opponent so much that it's time to escape from the roda. Or, perhaps the game escalates to a level of "fighting" where the dove (perhaps signifying peace) has flown away.