Monday, September 1, 2008

O Dendê

SOMEone once told me that you don't have to like or even understand what a song says to like it. Lo and behold, I like this song, and I hope you like it too (maybe enough to learn the lyrics so that I won't have to) . The visual dribble that passes off as a video is my fault (and Muvee Autoproducer 6.1). The pictures are stolen from the Net.

Oh, I should add that the music is not mine (obviously). Grupo Abada Capoeira has kindly uploaded their song for free download. Erm, I hope I didn't do anything illegal by making the movie. Anyway, you can get it here.

O Dendê

Oh dendê, dendê maré

Oh dendê, dendê maré

Oh dendê, dendê maré

(Oh Dendê de Maré...Dendê)

Oh dendê, dendê maré

(Oh Dendê de Maré...Dendê)

Oh dendê, dendê maré

(Oh Dendê de Maré...Dendê)

Oh dendê, dendê maré


Pescador já foi pro mar

Foi de encontro à maré

Foi buscar o peixe bom

Conforme a baiana quer


- coro -

Baiana prepare o peixe

Pescador já vai pro mar

Põe tempero na moqueca

Dendê não pode faltar


- coro -

(Eh que) Totonho de maré


Foi um grande jogador

A onda balança o barco

Como o Totonho balançou

- coro -

Pescador que é pescador

Sabe a hora de pescar

Sabe segredos do rio

E também do alto mar

- coro -

Puxa puxa leva leva

Puxa rede lá do mar

Mas se for bom pescador

O peixe não vai faltar

- coro -

É noite de lua cheia

Pescador já vem pro mar

Vai ter festa na aldeia

Capoeira vai jogar

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide

The palm trees [brushed by the] tide


The fisherman was at the sea

To meet the tide

To seek the good fish

Which conformed to what the bahia girl wants

chorus

The bahia girl prepared the fish

The fisherman went to the sea

She puts spices in the fish/mussels simmered in oil & pepper

Not forgetting the coconut oil


‘Totonho of the tide’(a capoeira mestre)

Was a great player

The wave rocked the boat

Just like how Totonho swayed


A fisherman [who knows his stuff]

Knows the time to fish

Knows the secrets of the river

And also of the high seas


Pull, pull, take, take

Pull the net from the sea

But to be a good fisherman

You can’t forget the fish


The night of the overflowing moon

The fisherman comes from the sea

Goes to party in the village

The capoeirista goes to play



video
Cut.
-EW

2 comments:

mvken said...

woah more songs. Know any links that have songs for download :P

ew said...

Hi mvken. The link to this song is now in the post. You can download it to your handphone ringtone or your ipod. :)