Valente Besouro


Song Lyrics

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro


Quem trança atabaque peleja no couro

nem todo amarelo é ouro

nem tudo que sobe desce

nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro


Hoje é dia de festa

teve missa e procissão

a roda é na praça da igreja

valentia hoje não

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro


De longe vejo o cortejo

o santo vem no andor

quem quiser pagar promessa

pague pra Nosso Senhor

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro


Ontem era, hoje não é

nem tudo que balança cai

berimbau tocou sereno

mandinga e molho meu rapaz

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro


O toque do gunga diz

tudo tem hora e lugar

quem sabe na academia

é melhor de vadiar

Chama Besouro


Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

English Translation

Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro


Those who braid atabaque fight on leather

not all yellow is gold

not everything that goes up goes down

not all brave ones are called Besouro

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro


Today is a party day

had mass and procession

the wheel is in the church square

no bravery today

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro


From afar I see the procession

the saint comes in andor

whoever wants to pay a promise

pay to our Lord

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro


Yesterday was, today is not

not everything that rocks falls

berimbau played serene

mandingo and sauce my boy

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro


The gunga's touch says

everything has a time and place

who knows in the gym

it's better to hang around

Flame beetle


Not every brave man is called Besouro

Not every brave man is called Besouro

History and sentiment behind song

Besouro is a semi-mythical character from Brazilian Folklore. He is celebrated as a Bahian hero, who fought against corrupt police and injustice, using a combination of his unrivalled Capoeira skills, malicía, and mandinga. Just like Robin Hood, though officially a wanted criminal and outlaw, he was really a champion of the people and a freedom fighter.