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No meio do canavial
Uma chance pra viver
Se morria por lutar
Então cortava pra não morrer

Canaviê, Canaviê
Canaviê, Canaviê

Corta cana pro feitor
Luta disfarçada de dança
Responde pro mal feitor
Com ponta-pés e cabeçadas
Negro diz, não vou

Canaviê, Canaviê
Corta cana pro feitor

Com sangue nas mãos
Pro feitor uma surpresa
Se plantava cana e o que nascia
Era a Capoeira
Canaviê

Canaviê, Canaviê
Corta cana pro feitor

In the middle of the cane field
A chance to live
If he died to fight
So I cut it so I wouldn’t die

Sugar can worker, sugar cane worker
Sugar can worker, sugar cane worker

Cut cane to the foreman
Fighting disguised dance
Respond to the evil factor
With toes and headbutt
Negro says, I will not

Sugar can worker, sugar cane worker
Cut cane to the foreman

With blood on hands
Pro factor a surprise
If sugar cane was planted and what was born
It was Capoeira
Sugar can worker

Sugar can worker, sugar cane worker
Cut cane to the foreman

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