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Era o tempo de Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba
Era tempo da roda de rua, é aqui
De São Paulo, eu também estava lá

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
é a lá na República, eu também fui lá

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Olha, Mestre Anania, Jaguará, Cavaco,
Também Mestre Chita ao som do Berimbau,
Ritmo cadenciado, malicia e maldade
Angola e Regional
Mestre Sesi(?), Guabana, Tijolo, O seu Peixe,
Fazia um Chutado no ar, O Cavaco no Au sem mão
E vários Xangô no mesmo lugar

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Era o tempo de Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba
Era tempo da roda de rua, é aqui
de São Paulo, eu também estava lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
é a lá na República, eu também fui lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
é a lá no Celeste, eu também já fui lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Mestre Gigante, bateu aberto,
E gingava seu corpo com muita expressão,
E Chitu era muito técnico e muito mandingueiro,
Era Mestre Falão,
Mestre Anania, que estava na roda,
Cantando e tocando o seu Berimbau,
Meia Lua, pernada ligeira, da au, da rastreira,
Ela era fenomenal.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
é a lá na República, eu também fui lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Ah, todos os Domingos de roda,
Oi Fitinha tocando, e a lá eu joguei,
Deixe os dois no quebra gereba
Na volta do mundo eles vão se entender.
Hoje, foi do samba de roda,
Toda alegria, e muito lindo de se ver,
Ta galera, lá na beira no cais,
Tempos De Bamba, que não voltam mais.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo de roda de rua,
é a lá na República, eu também fui lá.
Oi, Era tempo de roda de rua,
E, o seu Cobrinha já estava, por lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
E lá Peixe Cru, já estava, por lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo da roda de rua,
E Mestre Anania, já estava, por lá

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Ah, todos os Domingos de roda,
Oi Fitinha tocando, e a lá eu joguei,
Deixe os dois no quebra gereba
Na volta do mundo eles vão se entender.
Hoje, foi do samba de roda,
Toda alegria, e muito lindo de se ver,
Ta galera, lá na beira no cais,
Tempos De Bamba, que não voltam mais.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo de roda de rua,
E, o seu Combrinha já estava, por lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo de roda de rua,
E aí Mestre Gelo, já estava, por lá.

Coro
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba


Oi, Era tempo de roda de rua,
E seu Capu Velho, já estava, por lá.
Era o tempo da Bamba ae
Era tempo de Bamba
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time
It was time for the street roda, it's here
From São Paulo, I was there too

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
It's there in the Republic, I went there too

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Look, Master Anania, Jaguará, Cavaco,
Also Mestre Chita to the sound of Berimbau,
Cadenced rhythm, malice and evil
Angola and Regional
Mestre Sesi(?), Guabana, Brick, Your Fish,
He did a Kick in the air, O Cavaco no Au without a hand
And several Xangô in the same place

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time
It was time for the street roda, it's here
from São Paulo, I was there too.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
It's there in the Republic, I went there too.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
It's at Celeste, I've been there too.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, Master Giant, hit open,
And his body swayed with great expression,
And Chitu was very technical and very skilled,
It was Mestre Falão,
Master Anania, who was in the circle,
Singing and playing your Berimbau,
Meia Lua, light leg, from the au, from the trail,
She was phenomenal.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
It's there in the Republic, I went there too.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time

Ah, every Sunday circle,
Hi Fitinha playing, and there I played,
Leave them both in the gereba break
Around the world they will understand each other.
Today, it was samba de roda,
All joy, and very beautiful to see,
Hey guys, there on the edge of the pier,
Times of Bamba, which never come back.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for street circles,
It's there in the Republic, I went there too.
Hi, It was time for street circles,
And Mr. Cobrinha was already there.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
And Peixe Cru was already there.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for the street circle,
And Master Anania was already there

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Ah, every Sunday circle,
Hi Fitinha playing, and there I played,
Leave them both in the gereba break
Around the world they will understand each other.
Today, it was samba de roda,
All joy, and very beautiful to see,
Hey guys, there on the edge of the pier,
Times of Bamba, which never come back.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for street circles,
And Mr. Combrinha was already there.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for street circles,
And then Mestre Gelo was already there.

Choir
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time


Hi, It was time for street circles,
And Mr. Capu Velho was already there.
It was Bamba's time
It was Bamba's time
Song as sung by DJ Capoeira at the Praça da Republica

Bamba - refers to a tough buy. or the very best players in this case. The song is calling for you to show your very best.

Note, there are MANY improvisations in this translation. the singer in this case references many capoeiristas and locations that are specific to them. Feel free to include do the same and mention places or people that have to do with you. Keeping with the theme of the song, they should be Bambas.