Pareço Ganga Zumbi

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Pareço Ganga Zumbi

Author: Mestre Leopoldina

Song Lyrics

0:19 - Alguém me disse

Eng: Someone told me

0:23 - Pareço Ganga Zumbi

Eng: I look like Ganga Zumbí

0:26 - Foi o Rei lá dos Palmares

Eng: Look there, He was the king in Palmares

0:32 - E outros já me disseram

Eng: Others already told me

0:35 - Que na outra encarnação

Eng: That in another incarnation

0:41 - Eu era rico, muito rico

Eng: I was rich, very rich

0:44 - Eu tinha muita fazenda

Eng: I had a lot of farm

0:47 - E grande canavial

Eng: And a big sugar cane plantation

0:50 - E eu era bom patrão

Eng: And I was a good boss

0:53 - Só mulher eu tinha nove

Eng: Just women I had nine

0:57 - Só mulher eu tinha nove

Eng: Just women I had nine

1:01 - Com idades variadas

Eng: Of different ages

1:06 - Mais agora, O que eu tenho?

Eng: But now what do I have?

1:09 - Nem sequer tenho casa pra morar

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

1:12 - Nem dinheiro pra gastar

Eng: Not even money to spend

1:18 - Mas tenho a Graça Divina

Eng: But I have the Divine Grace

1:23 - Que é minha companheira

Eng: Who is my companion

1:28 - E esta grande amizade

Eng: And this great friendship

1:32 - Dentro do meu coração

Eng: Deep in my heart

1:34 - Camarada

Eng: Comrade

1:35 - Iê galo cantou

Eng: Hey rooster crowed

1:37 - Iê galo cantou, camará

Eng: Hey rooster crowed, comrade

1:41 - Iê cocôrocô

Eng: Hey Cock-a-doodle doo

1:43 - Iê cocôrocô, camará

Eng: Hey Cock-a-doodle doo, comrade

1:47 - Iê viva meu Mestre

Eng: Be alive my Master

1:49 - Iê viva meu Mestre, camará

Eng: Be alive my Master, comrade

1:52 - Viva Mestre meu

Eng: Long live my master

1:54 - Iê ele é Mestre meu, camará

Eng: Hey he is my Master, comrade

1:58 - Foi quem me ensinou

Eng: It was you who taught me

2:00 - Iê foi quem me ensinou, camará

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

2:04 - Toda malandragem

Eng: All trickery

2:06 - Iê a malandragem, camará

Eng: Hey, the trickery, comrade

2:10 - Da capoeiragem

Eng: From capoeiragem

2:12 - Iê capoeiragem, camará

Eng: Hey capoeiragem, camará

2:16 - E é hora é hora

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

2:17 - Iê é hora é hora, camará

Eng: Hey it's time, it's time, camará

2:21 - Vamonos embora

Eng: Let's go

2:23 - 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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