Pareço Ganga Zumbi

Category: Ladainhas

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:19 - Alguém me disse

Eng: Someone told me

00:23 - Pareço Ganga Zumbi

Eng: I look like Ganga Zumbí

00:26 - Foi o Rei lá dos Palmares

Eng: Look there, He was the king in Palmares

00:32 - E outros já me disseram

Eng: Others already told me

00:35 - Que na outra encarnação

Eng: That in another incarnation

00:41 - Eu era rico, muito rico

Eng: I was rich, very rich

00:44 - Eu tinha muita fazenda

Eng: I had a lot of farm

00:47 - E grande canavial

Eng: And a big sugar cane plantation

00:50 - E eu era bom patrão

Eng: And I was a good boss

00:53 - Só mulher eu tinha nove

Eng: Just women I had nine

00:57 - Só mulher eu tinha nove

Eng: Just women I had nine

01:01 - Com idades variadas

Eng: Of different ages

01:06 - Mais agora, O que eu tenho?

Eng: But now what do I have?

01:09 - Nem sequer tenho casa pra morar

Eng: I don't even have a house to live

01:12 - Nem dinheiro pra gastar

Eng: Not even money to spend

01:18 - Mas tenho a Graça Divina

Eng: But I have the Divine Grace

01:23 - Que é minha companheira

Eng: Who is my companion

01:28 - E esta grande amizade

Eng: And this great friendship

01:32 - Dentro do meu coração

Eng: Deep in my heart

01:34 - Camarada

Eng: Comrade

01:35 - Iê galo cantou

Eng: Hey rooster crowed

01:37 - Iê galo cantou, camará

Eng: Hey rooster crowed, comrade

01:41 - Iê cocôrocô

Eng: Hey Cock-a-doodle doo

01:43 - Iê cocôrocô, camará

Eng: Hey Cock-a-doodle doo, comrade

01:47 - Iê viva meu Mestre

Eng: Be alive my Master

01:49 - Iê viva meu Mestre, camará

Eng: Be alive my Master, comrade

01:52 - Viva Mestre meu

Eng: Long live my master

01:54 - Iê ele é Mestre meu, camará

Eng: Hey he is my Master, comrade

01:58 - Foi quem me ensinou

Eng: It was you who taught me

02:00 - Iê foi quem me ensinou, camará

Eng: Hey, it was you who taught me, comrade

02:04 - Toda malandragem

Eng: All trickery

02:06 - Iê a malandragem, camará

Eng: Hey, the trickery, comrade

02:10 - Da capoeiragem

Eng: From capoeiragem

02:12 - Iê capoeiragem, camará

Eng: Hey capoeiragem, camará

02:16 - E é hora é hora

Eng: And it's time, it's time

02:17 - Iê é hora é hora, camará

Eng: Hey it's time, it's time, camará

02:21 - Vamonos embora

Eng: Let's go

02:23 - Iê vamos embora, camará

Eng: Hey let's go, comrade

History and sentiment behind song

Zumbi was one of the last leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares. Considered one of the great leaders and symbol of resistance to slavery.


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