Lampião Subia A Serra

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Lampião Subia A Serra

Author: Mestre Barrão

Song Lyrics

0:01 - E! Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:02 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:03 - E! Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:04 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:05 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

0:09 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

0:10 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:11 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:12 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:13 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

0:16 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

0:17 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:18 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:19 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:21 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

0:24 - E! Lampião ele foi pégo

Eng: And! Lampião was caught

0:26 - Foi morto a traição

Eng: Killed by treason

0:28 - Não se entregava a polícia

Eng: The police did not surrender

0:30 - Coronel nem capitão

Eng: Colonel or Captain

0:31 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

0:32 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:33 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:34 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:36 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

0:39 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

0:40 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:41 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:42 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:44 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

0:47 - E! Maria bonita

Eng: Hey! Pretty Maria

0:48 - Era mulher macho, sim senhor

Eng: It was a macho woman, yes sir

0:52 - Ao Lampião

Eng: To Lampião

0:54 - Seu coraçao lhe entregou

Eng: Your heart gave you

0:55 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

0:56 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

0:57 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

0:58 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

0:59 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

1:02 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:03 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

1:04 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

1:05 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

1:06 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

1:10 - E! Vigulino

Eng: Hey! Vigulino

1:11 - Férreira o cangacero

Eng: Ferreira the cangacero

1:13 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:14 - Seu nome ficou marcado

Eng: His name was marked

1:16 - Na história do sertão

Eng: In the history of the sertão

1:17 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:18 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

1:19 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

1:20 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

1:22 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

1:25 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:26 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

1:27 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

1:28 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

1:30 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

1:33 - E! Junto com Corisco

Eng: Hey! Along with Corisco

1:35 - Ventania azulao e ponteira

Eng: Blue wind and tip

1:37 - Ze sereno moita brava

Eng: Ze sereno clump

1:39 - Dada, Bem-tivi e Járaraça

Eng: Dada, Bem-tivi and Járaraça

1:41 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:42 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

1:43 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

1:44 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

1:45 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman

1:48 - Lampião

Eng: Lampião

1:49 - Subia a serra

Eng: Up the mountain

1:50 - E Lampião

Eng: And Lampião

1:51 - Descia a ladeira

Eng: Down the slope

1:53 - Maria bonita cantava mulher rendeira

Eng: Pretty Maria sang lace woman


History and sentiment behind song

Lampião A Celebrated Brazilian Figure

"Eh eh eh toom toom toom See the footsteps of Lampiao Lampiao descends from the Sierra To look for Maria Bonita To help escape from the police" One of the most famous bandit and celebrated figure in Brazil was Lampiao,once referred to as the King of Cangaco,a form of banditry endemic to north east Brazil in 1920's and 30's.

The History Of The Song

This song to be sung in homage to Mestre Lampiao,presumably, just before he was killed. The lyrics give an inkling that Lampiao knew he had been betrayed so wanted to escape with his loved one, Maria Bonita. It seems that in spite of his murders,rape and pillaging activities, even to this day he is regarded as a folk hero. It is something about the Brazilians: they admire the underdog and his fight against the powers to be. Maria, stayed with him always, though the girl with miscellaneous eyes,looked totally out of place with the band of cangaceiros. His escapades, with Maria at his side, across the Serta, a semi arid desert to the north east of Brazil remain etched in Brazilian folklore


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