Valente Besouro

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:06 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:11 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:14 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

00:16 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:20 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:22 - Quem trança atabaque peleja no couro

Eng: Those who braid atabaque fight on leather

00:24 - Nem todo amarelo é ouro

Eng: Not all yellow is gold

00:26 - Nem tudo que sobe desce

Eng: Not everything that goes up comes down

00:28 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not all brave ones are called Besouro

00:31 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

00:33 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:36 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:39 - Hoje é dia de festa

Eng: Today is feast day

00:41 - Teve missa e procissão

Eng: Had mass and procession

00:43 - A roda é na praça da igreja

Eng: The roda is in the church square

00:45 - Valentia hoje não

Eng: No bravery today

00:48 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

00:49 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:54 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

00:56 - De longe vejo o cortejo

Eng: From afar I see the procession

00:58 - O santo vem no andor

Eng: The saint comes in andor

01:00 - Quem quiser pagar promessa

Eng: Whoever wants to pay a promise

01:02 - Pague pra Nosso Senhor

Eng: Pay to our Lord

01:05 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

01:06 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:10 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:12 - Ontem era, hoje não é

Eng: Yesterday was, not today

01:14 - Nem tudo que balança cai

Eng: Not everything that swings falls

01:17 - Berimbau tocou sereno

Eng: Berimbau played serene

01:19 - Mandinga e molho meu rapaz

Eng: Mandinga and sauce my boy

01:21 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

01:23 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:27 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:29 - O toque do gunga diz

Eng: The touch of the gunga says

01:31 - Yudo tem hora e lugar

Eng: Everything has a time and place

01:33 - Quem sabe na academia

Eng: Who knows in academy

01:35 - é melhor de vadiar

Eng: It is better to wander

01:38 - Chama Besouro

Eng: Called Besouro

01:39 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:43 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:46 - E Chama Besouro

Eng: And called Besouro

01:48 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: Not every brave man is called Besouro

01:51 - Nem todo valente se chama Besouro

Eng: 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.


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