Pra Iemanjá

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Song Lyrics

0:05 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

0:19 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

0:34 - Nego subiu a ladeira

Eng: Nego went up the slope

0:35 - Jogou capoeira, tocou berimbau

Eng: Played capoeira, played berimbau

0:37 - No dia 2 de fevereiro levou oferenda pra beira do mar

Eng: On February 2nd he took an offering to the seaside

0:41 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

0:43 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

0:45 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

0:47 - Pra Iemanjá

Eng: To Iemanjá

0:49 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

1:03 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

1:18 - Nego que veio de Angola

Eng: I deny that it came from Angola

1:19 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

1:20 - Veio lá de Guiné

Eng: It came from Guinea

1:21 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

1:22 - Veio de Moçambique

Eng: It came from Mozambique

1:23 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

1:25 - Nego que a Capoeira

Eng: I deny that Capoeira

1:26 - Criou

Eng: Created

1:27 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

1:28 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

1:29 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

1:30 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

1:32 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

1:46 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

2:00 - Nego que veio de Angola

Eng: I deny that it came from Angola

2:02 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

2:03 - Veio lá de Guiné

Eng: It came from Guinea

2:04 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

2:05 - Veio de Moçambique

Eng: It came from Mozambique

2:06 - Chegou

Eng: It arrived

2:08 - Nego que a Capoeira

Eng: I deny that Capoeira

2:09 - Criou

Eng: Created

2:10 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

2:11 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

2:12 - Não deixou feliz

Eng: Didn't make happy

2:13 - O feitor

Eng: The overseer

2:15 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

2:29 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

2:40 - Nego subiu a ladeira

Eng: Nego went up the slope

2:41 - Jogou capoeira, tocou berimbau

Eng: Played capoeira, played berimbau

2:43 - No dia 2 de fevereiro levou oferenda pra beira do mar

Eng: On February 2nd he took an offering to the seaside

2:47 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

2:49 - Pra Iemanjá

Eng: Pra Iemanjá

2:51 - Pra Iemanjá lelê

Eng: To Iemanjá lelê

2:53 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

3:07 - E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh

Eng: E la la eh la eh, La la eh la iá, la la eh lá eh


History and sentiment behind song

Iemanjá is one of the most important “orixas” from the Afro-Brazilian religions Candomblé and Umbanda. She can be thought of as the Goddess/Spirit/Queen of the Sea, and is often represented as a mermaid, or a beautiful woman dressed in blue. She is the patron spirit of fishermen and the shipwrecked, goddess of birth and creation, and the spirit of moonlight.


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