Viola De Waldemar

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning


Song Lyrics

00:15 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:21 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:26 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:31 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:34 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:39 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:44 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:50 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

00:52 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

00:55 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

00:58 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:01 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:03 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:06 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:09 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:11 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:16 - Minha viola

Eng: My viola

01:17 - Que eu não canso de tocar

Eng: That I never get tired of playing

01:19 - Quando bate uma saudade

Eng: When a longing hits

01:23 - De Mestre Waldemar

Eng: From Mestre Waldemar

01:24 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:28 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:30 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:33 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:35 - Cada toque um lamento

Eng: Every touch a regret

01:38 - Parecia solidão

Eng: It felt like loneliness

01:41 - Waldemar levando a vida

Eng: Waldemar leading his life

01:43 - Como um simples artesão

Eng: Like a simple craftsman

01:46 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:49 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:51 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

01:54 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

01:57 - E hoje eu digo a vocês

Eng: And today I say to you

01:59 - E recordo a todos nós

Eng: And I remind all of us

02:02 - Que quem tem um berimbau

Eng: That whoever has a berimbau

02:04 - De Waldemar é o Boa Voz

Eng: From Waldemar is the good voice

02:07 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

02:10 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

02:13 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

02:16 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

02:18 - Só restaram as histórias

Eng: Only the stories remained

02:21 - Que o tempo não apaga mais

Eng: That time no longer erases

02:23 - Cantando na Liberdade

Eng: Singing in Freedom

02:26 - E também no Pero Vaz

Eng: And also in Pero Vaz

02:28 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

02:31 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

02:34 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

02:37 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

02:39 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

02:45 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

02:50 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

02:55 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

02:58 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:03 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:08 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:13 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:16 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

03:19 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

03:22 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

03:25 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

03:28 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

03:30 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

03:33 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

03:35 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

03:38 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:43 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:48 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:53 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

03:57 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

04:01 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

04:07 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

04:12 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

04:15 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

04:18 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

04:21 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

History and sentiment behind song

Waldemar Rodrigues da Paixão (Mestre Waldemar, Waldemar da Liberdade ou Waldemar do Pero Vaz) was born in 1916 in Ilha de Maré and began the practice of capoeira in 1936 at 20 years old. He began to teach capoeira in 1940, He was already a very skillful and respected capoeira when he begun holding his rodas in the Corta-Braço slum (a very poor neighborhood in Salvador Bahia), later known as Liberdade.“Earlier, it was in open air. Later I made a shed of straw and the capoeiristas of Bahia all came there to play.” Like Canjiquinha and others, Waldemar learned capoeira intuitively, in the old way of teaching/learning capoeira by observation and imitation as opposed to systematized teaching. Little by little, Mestre Waldemar’s roda became one of the most important meeting points for Bahian capoeiristas.


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