Zumbi Morreu

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

#corrido #zumbi #quilombo

Song Lyrics

00:04 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

00:09 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

00:11 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

00:14 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

00:17 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

00:21 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

00:24 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

00:27 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

00:32 - O seu quilombo foi criado

Eng: Your Quilombo was created

00:34 - De salvação o batizou

Eng: Salvation of the baptized

00:37 - Onde negro era gente

Eng: Where black people were

00:39 - E sentia menos dor

Eng: And felt less pain

00:41 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

00:46 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

00:49 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

00:51 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

00:54 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

00:59 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

01:01 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

01:04 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

01:09 - Sua mãe ele deixou

Eng: His mother left him

01:11 - Com a dor no coração

Eng: With the heartache

01:14 - Por saber que ela iria

Eng: Knowing she would

01:16 - Sofrer na escravidão

Eng: Suffer in slavery

01:19 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

01:23 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

01:26 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

01:29 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

01:31 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

01:36 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

01:38 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

01:41 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

01:46 - Só depois de muito tempo

Eng: Only after a long time

01:48 - Que veio acontecer

Eng: that came to happen

01:51 - O quilombo foi traido

Eng: The Quilombo was betrayed

01:53 - E Zumbi a falecer

Eng: And Zumbi died

01:55 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

02:00 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

02:03 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

02:06 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

02:08 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

02:13 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

02:15 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

History and sentiment behind song

The song is about Zumbi who is regarded in Afro-Brazilian culture as a powerful symbol of resistance against the enslavement of Africans in the colony of Brazil.

Zumbi was also known as Zumbi dos Palmares he was Brazilian of Kongo/Angola origin and a Quilombola leader. He was the last of the Kings of the Quilombo of Palmares, a settlement of Afro-Brazilian people who had liberated themselves from enslavement in that same settlement (present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil). Zumbi became an icon for his own people, and some believed that he was part human and part God, that he was inhabited by African minds of Orixás. It is in 1694 that commanders Domingos Jorge Velho and Vieira de Mello, supported by powerful artillery, carried a destructive assault on Palmares. After valiant fighting, Zumbi, seriously wounded, was forced to flee into the jungle. On November 20, 1695, Zumbi is betrayed by a general of the Quilombo, named Antônio Soares who had been tortured and revealed where Zumbi was hiding. Once found, Zumbi was stabbed in the stomach and killed by the Portuguese army in the Serra Dois Irmãos.

Zumbi once said : "The one who doesn’t want to be a slave is not scared of dying"


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