Pra Iemanjá

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:05 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

00:19 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

00:34 - Nego subiu a ladeira

Eng: Nego went up the slope

00:35 - Jogou capoeira, tocou berimbau

Eng: Played capoeira, played berimbau

00:37 - No dia 2 de fevereiro levou oferenda pra beira do mar

Eng: On February 2nd he took an offering to the seaside

00:41 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

00:43 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

00:45 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

00:47 - Pra Iemanjá

Eng: To Iemanjá

00:49 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

01:03 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

01:18 - Nego que veio de Angola

Eng: I deny that it came from Angola

01:19 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

01:20 - Veio lá de Guiné

Eng: It came from Guinea

01:21 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

01:22 - Veio de Moçambique

Eng: It came from Mozambique

01:23 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

01:25 - Nego que a Capoeira

Eng: I deny that Capoeira

01:26 - Criou

Eng: Created

01:27 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

01:28 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

01:29 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

01:30 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

01:32 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

01:46 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

02:00 - Nego que veio de Angola

Eng: I deny that it came from Angola

02:02 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

02:03 - Veio lá de Guiné

Eng: It came from Guinea

02:04 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

02:05 - Veio de Moçambique

Eng: It came from Mozambique

02:06 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

02:08 - Nego que a Capoeira

Eng: I deny that Capoeira

02:09 - Criou

Eng: Created

02:10 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

02:11 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

02:12 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

02:13 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

02:15 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

02:29 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

02:40 - Nego subiu a ladeira

Eng: Nego went up the slope

02:41 - Jogou capoeira, tocou berimbau

Eng: Played capoeira, played berimbau

02:43 - No dia 2 de fevereiro levou oferenda pra beira do mar

Eng: On February 2nd he took an offering to the seaside

02:47 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

02:49 - Pra Iemanjá

Eng: Pra Iemanjá

02:51 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

02:53 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

03:07 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

History and sentiment behind song

Iemanjá is one of the most important “orixas” from the Afro-Brazilian religions Candomblé and Umbanda. She can be thought of as the Goddess/Spirit/Queen of the Sea, and is often represented as a mermaid, or a beautiful woman dressed in blue. She is the patron spirit of fishermen and the shipwrecked, goddess of birth and creation, and the spirit of moonlight.


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