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Capineiro de ioiô capineiro de iaia
Capineiro de ioiô capineiro de iaia

Não corte capim daí

Capineiro

Só corte quando eu mandar

Capineiro

Não mexa com marimbondo

Capineiro

No tronco do mangangá

Capineiro

Na fazenda do Sertão
A tristeza era demais

Na fazenda do Sertão
A tristeza era demais

Era a cana na moenda

Pra faser garapa*

Era milho no pilão

Pra fazer fubá

Eu andava sete léguas

Sem olhar pra trás

Cada passo que eu dava

Era um capataz

Capineiro que corta cana
No meio do canavial

Capineiro que corta cana
No meio do canavial
Capineer from yo-yo, capineiro from iaia
Capineer from yo-yo, capineiro from iaia

Don’t cut grass from there

Capineiro

Only cut when I send

Capineiro

Don’t mess with wasp

Capineiro

In the trunk of the mangangá

Capineiro

At the backwater farm
The sadness was too much

At the backwater farm
The sadness was too much

It was the cane in the mill

To faser garapa

It was corn in the pestle

To make cornmeal

I walked seven leagues

Without looking back

Every step I took

Was a foreman

Capineer who cuts cane
In the middle of the cane field

Capineer who cuts cane
In the middle of the cane field
Author:

Capineiro – Grass cutter (or person who cuts grass)

Garapa – Sugar cane juice. Often made with lime and sugar or honey.

Mangangá – Legendary land of the mangangá queen. The legend explains that the people are waiting for the lost queen of mangangá to start a new era. This queen looks for her land and her people, but can’t.