Friday, August 8, 2008

Viva Loremil

Hey guys, some of you have been asking how to sing this song. The chorus is onomatopoeic. I just make it up. I say,

"dingy dingy dingy dang,
da da gi down down,
baom, ba baom ba"

Viva Loremil

(Mestre Acordeon)

Long Live Loremil

Iê, quando sai
Là da Bahia, minha terra
Iê, quando sai
Là da Bahia, minha terra
Sartei rio, pulei cancela
Por este mundo de Deus

-coro-

E viajei,
Sete caminho empoeirado
E viajei,
Sete caminho empoeirado
Sete legua, sete estados
P’ra chegar onde cheguei

Aqui parei,
Nessa terra hospitaleira
A imagem da Bahia
Do farol te là Ribeira

-coro-

E jà moravam em Nova York
Loremil Jelon Viera

Dois Bahianas aqui perdido
Ensinando a Capoeira

A Capoeira,
de origem Africana
Que chegou la na Bahia
Pequinininho, engatinhando
Foi crescendo e engorgando
Se tornando Brasileira

-coro-

Salve Loremil Machado
Que Deus o tenha là no ceu
Pelo seu grande legado
Pra êle tiro meu chapeu

Salve os Mestres aqui presente
Meus amigos e convidados
Essa Roda està aberta
A todos meu obrigado

When I left
Bahia, my homeland
When I left
Bahia, my homeland
Past the river, beyond the gate
For this world of God

-chorus-

I travelled
seven dusty roads
I travelled
seven dusty roads
Seven leagues, seven states
To arrive where I had been

Here I stopped
In this hospitable land (New York)
The [splitting] image of Bahia
By the lighthouse at the riverside

-chorus-

And (whew!) a break in New York
Loremil Jelon Viera (2 pioneer capoeiristas in America)
Two bahianos that Bahia had lost
Teaching Capoeira

Capoeira,
of African origins
That arrived in Bahia
Tiny and on all fours
That grew up and large
To become Brazilian

-chorus-

Salutations to Loremil Machado
That God took back into the sky
For his great legend
I take my hat off to him

Salutations to the Mestres present here
My friends and confidants
That this roda is open
To all, my thanks


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1 comment:

Bambu said...

DAMN GOOD POST!

But the left hand column is off aligned haha :p