Toque De Cavalaria (Berimbau)

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Toque De Cavalaria (Berimbau)

Author: Paulo César Piheiro (Brazilian poet)
Toque: Cavalaria

Author: Paulo César Piheiro (Brazilian poet)
4770
Toque: Cavalaria

Song Lyrics

0:17 - Já chegou o sargento

Eng: Sergeant has arrived

0:18 - Da capitania

Eng: From the captaincy

0:20 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:23 - Ele quer documento

Eng: He wants document

0:24 - É a ordem do dia

Eng: It's the order of the day

0:25 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:28 - Trouxe o seu regimento

Eng: I brought your regiment

0:29 - Pro cais da Bahia

Eng: Pro docks in Bahia

0:30 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:33 - Todo o destacamento

Eng: The entire posting

0:35 - Da delegacia

Eng: From the police station

0:36 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:39 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:42 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

0:50 - Pelo poder de barravento

Eng: By the power of barravento

0:53 - Vamos lutar com valentia

Eng: Let's fight with courage

0:56 - Já desceu todo o alojamento

Eng: Already down the entire accommodation

0:58 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:01 - Pela medalha de São Bento

Eng: For the São Bento medal

1:03 - E o capacete do meu guia

Eng: And my guide's helmet

1:06 - Pra combater o fardamento

Eng: To fight the uniform

1:09 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:12 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:14 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:22 - Já chegou o sargento

Eng: Sergeant has arrived

1:24 - Da capitania

Eng: From the captaincy

1:25 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:28 - Ele quer documento

Eng: He wants document

1:29 - É a ordem do dia

Eng: It's the order of the day

1:30 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:33 - Trouxe o seu regimento

Eng: I brought your regiment

1:34 - Pro cais da bahia

Eng: Pro cais da bahia

1:36 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:38 - Todo o destacamento

Eng: The entire posting

1:39 - Da delegacia

Eng: From the police station

1:42 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:44 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:47 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

1:55 - Não adianta o armamento

Eng: Weapons don't work

1:57 - Pra quem tem medo e covardia

Eng: For those who are afraid and cowardly

2:00 - A mão na terra e o pé no vento

Eng: The hand on the ground and the foot in the wind

2:03 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:05 - A capoeira é o fundamento

Eng: Capoeira is the foundation

2:08 - Contra o poder da tirania

Eng: Against the power of tyranny

2:11 - Pra confirmar o juramento

Eng: To confirm the oath

2:13 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:16 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:19 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:27 - Já chegou o sargento

Eng: Sergeant has arrived

2:28 - Da capitania

Eng: From the captaincy

2:30 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:32 - Ele quer documento

Eng: He wants document

2:34 - É a ordem do dia

Eng: It's the order of the day

2:35 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:37 - Trouxe o seu regimento

Eng: I brought your regiment

2:39 - Pro cais da Bahia

Eng: Pro docks in Bahia

2:40 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:43 - Todo o destacamento

Eng: The entire posting

2:44 - Da delegacia

Eng: From the police station

2:46 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:48 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:51 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

2:59 - O militar que tome tento

Eng: The military who try

3:01 - Porque vai ter pancadaria

Eng: Because there will be beating

3:04 - Se extrapolar no tratamento

Eng: Extrapolate in treatment

3:07 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:10 - O povo segue o ensinamento

Eng: The people follow the teaching

3:12 - Que mestre mangangá dizia

Eng: What Maste Mangangá said

3:15 - Pra quem é bravo e violento

Eng: For those who are angry and violent

3:17 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:20 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:23 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:25 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:28 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:31 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:33 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:36 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:38 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:41 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:44 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry

3:47 - Vamos tocar cavalaria

Eng: Let's play cavalry


History and sentiment behind song

The Origin of The Rhythm

This rhythm was created after the ban on capoeira, when penalties for practice were severe to the point of torture and even mutilation. The rhythm of cavalleria, is perceived to be a warning tone,and not involved with any game of capoeira. The Brazilian government carved the Cavalry Squadron from the National Guard of Brazil to control capoeira activities. Hence this rhythm found its origins.

A Capoeirista with a Berimbau

A capoeirista with a berimbau positioned himself at a vantage point on a hill or in a corner, a short distance from the roda,and when the cavalry approached, his rhythm mimicked the sound of galloping horses and warned the capoeiristas, who either fled or engaged in fierce battles with the police.This is the maximum alert tone in capoeira and was inspired by the cavalry trot . However till today,this is fiercely debated,because whereas the cavalry came in existence in 1800, the berimbau was introduced only in the late 1800 or early 1900.


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