Viola De Waldemar

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Viola De Waldemar

Author: Mestre Boa Voz

Song Lyrics

0:15 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:21 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:26 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:31 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:34 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:39 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:44 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:50 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

0:52 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

0:55 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

0:58 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:01 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:03 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:06 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:09 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:11 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:16 - Minha viola

Eng: My viola

1:17 - Que eu não canso de tocar

Eng: That I never get tired of playing

1:19 - Quando bate uma saudade

Eng: When a longing hits

1:23 - De Mestre Waldemar

Eng: From Mestre Waldemar

1:24 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:28 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:30 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:33 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:35 - Cada toque um lamento

Eng: Every touch a regret

1:38 - Parecia solidão

Eng: It felt like loneliness

1:41 - Waldemar levando a vida

Eng: Waldemar leading his life

1:43 - Como um simples artesão

Eng: Like a simple craftsman

1:46 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:49 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:51 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

1:54 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

1:57 - E hoje eu digo a vocês

Eng: And today I say to you

1:59 - E recordo a todos nós

Eng: And I remind all of us

2:02 - Que quem tem um berimbau

Eng: That whoever has a berimbau

2:04 - De Waldemar é o Boa Voz

Eng: From Waldemar is the good voice

2:07 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

2:10 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

2:13 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

2:16 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

2:18 - Só restaram as histórias

Eng: Only the stories remained

2:21 - Que o tempo não apaga mais

Eng: That time no longer erases

2:23 - Cantando na Liberdade

Eng: Singing in Freedom

2:26 - E também no Pero Vaz

Eng: And also in Pero Vaz

2:28 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

2:31 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

2:34 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

2:37 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

2:39 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

2:45 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

2:50 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

2:55 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

2:58 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:03 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:08 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:13 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:16 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

3:19 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

3:22 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

3:25 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

3:28 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

3:30 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

3:33 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

3:35 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

3:38 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:43 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:48 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:53 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

3:57 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

4:01 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

4:07 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

4:12 - Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

Eng: Ê lê, lê, lê, lê, lê

4:15 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play

4:18 - Berimbau de Mestre Waldemar

Eng: Berimbau by Mestre Waldemar

4:21 - Eu fui na Bahia pra tocar

Eng: I went to Bahia to play


History and sentiment behind song

Waldemar Rodrigues da Paixão (Mestre Waldemar, Waldemar da Liberdade ou Waldemar do Pero Vaz) was born in 1916 in Ilha de Maré and began the practice of capoeira in 1936 at 20 years old. He began to teach capoeira in 1940, He was already a very skillful and respected capoeira when he begun holding his rodas in the Corta-Braço slum (a very poor neighborhood in Salvador Bahia), later known as Liberdade.“Earlier, it was in open air. Later I made a shed of straw and the capoeiristas of Bahia all came there to play.” Like Canjiquinha and others, Waldemar learned capoeira intuitively, in the old way of teaching/learning capoeira by observation and imitation as opposed to systematized teaching. Little by little, Mestre Waldemar’s roda became one of the most important meeting points for Bahian capoeiristas.


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