Vaqueiro Malvado

50

Song Lyrics

Ô que vaqueiro malvado! x3 (chorus)


Que vaqueiro malvado

Que entrou no meu roçado

Botou fogo na catinga

Cortou (Queimou) o capim do gado

A fazenda não era minha

Era um pasto alugado


Ô que vaqueiro malvado! x3 (chorus)


O meu pai foi bom vaqueiro

Me ensinou a vaquejar

Passou a vida na lida

Mas não pode enricar

Deus levou antes da hora

Fez o meu peito sangrar

English translations

What a cruel cowboy! x3 (chorus)


What a cruel cowboy

who entered my patch, replace ‘roçado’ with ‘cerrado‘ for a variation.

set fire to the ‘catinga‘ (dry land vegetation)

Cut (or burned) the cattle’s grass

The farm wasn’t mine

The pasture was rented


What a cruel cowboy! x3 (chorus)


My father was a good cowboy

Taught me how to look after cows

spent his life working hard

but didn’t become rich

God took him before his time

Made my heart bleed


History and sentiment behind song

Mestre José Antonio adapted this song, it came originally from a ‘Samba Rural‘ song. Mestre José Antonio’s father was a farmer, and Mestre himself grew up in a farm, so the song resonates with him. There’s no hidden capoeira message in this song according to Mestre.

The end verse was written by Mestre José Antonio, and added to the song, as it’s customary with adaptations, and it’s about his father, and his premature death.


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Vaqueiro Malvado

50

By Mestre José Antonio

CAPOEIRA MUSIC


Song Lyrics

Ô que vaqueiro malvado! x3 (chorus)


Que vaqueiro malvado

Que entrou no meu roçado

Botou fogo na catinga

Cortou (Queimou) o capim do gado

A fazenda não era minha

Era um pasto alugado


Ô que vaqueiro malvado! x3 (chorus)


O meu pai foi bom vaqueiro

Me ensinou a vaquejar

Passou a vida na lida

Mas não pode enricar

Deus levou antes da hora

Fez o meu peito sangrar

English Translation

What a cruel cowboy! x3 (chorus)


What a cruel cowboy

who entered my patch, replace ‘roçado’ with ‘cerrado‘ for a variation.

set fire to the ‘catinga‘ (dry land vegetation)

Cut (or burned) the cattle’s grass

The farm wasn’t mine

The pasture was rented


What a cruel cowboy! x3 (chorus)


My father was a good cowboy

Taught me how to look after cows

spent his life working hard

but didn’t become rich

God took him before his time

Made my heart bleed


History and sentiment behind song

Mestre José Antonio adapted this song, it came originally from a ‘Samba Rural‘ song. Mestre José Antonio’s father was a farmer, and Mestre himself grew up in a farm, so the song resonates with him. There’s no hidden capoeira message in this song according to Mestre.

The end verse was written by Mestre José Antonio, and added to the song, as it’s customary with adaptations, and it’s about his father, and his premature death.

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