Princesa Isabel

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Princesa Isabel

Author: Mestre Peixinho

Song Lyrics

0:02 - Se a algema não se quebrou,

Eng: If the cuff is not broken?

0:04 - O negro quer felicidade,

Eng: The black man wants happiness,

0:06 - O negro também quer ser doutor

Eng: The black man also wants to be doctor

0:08 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:10 - Liberdade do negro só tá no papel.

Eng: Freedom of the black is only on paper.

0:12 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:14 - Liberdade do negro só tá no papel.

Eng: Freedom of the black is only on paper.

0:17 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:19 - Onde está a liberdade,

Eng: Where is the freedom,

0:21 - Mas onde está a liberdade,

Eng: But where is the freedom,

0:23 - Se a algema não se quebrou,

Eng: If the cuff is not broken?

0:25 - O negro quer felicidade,

Eng: The Black man wants happiness,

0:27 - O negro também quer ser doutor

Eng: The black man also wants to be a doctor

0:29 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:31 - Liberdade do negro só tá no papel.

Eng: Freedom of the black is only on paper.

0:33 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:35 - Liberdade do negro só tá no papel

Eng: Freedom of the black is only on paper.

0:37 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,

0:40 - Liberdade do negro só tá no papel

Eng: Freedom of the black is only on paper.

0:42 - Princesa Isabel, Princesa Isabel,

Eng: Princess Isabel, Princess Isabel,


History and sentiment behind song

This song is about Princess Isabel. Princess Isabel was the princess that signed the Golden Law which abolished slavery in 1888. In Brazil it is taught that Princess Isabel abolished slavery but many people consider that a lie.


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