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Eu vim pra vadiar no berimbau
Eu vim pra vadiar no jogo
Eu vim pra vadiar no canto e na palma
Eu vim ver capoeira vadiar

Eu vim pra vadiar no berimbau
Eu vim pra vadiar no jogo
Eu vim pra vadiar no canto e na palma
Eu vim ver capoeira vadiar


Vadeia berimbau me dá o som
Transmita toda sua energia
Ao seu comando a roda vai começar
Pois hoje é dia de alegria

Eu vim pra vadiar no berimbau
Eu vim pra vadiar no jogo
Eu vim pra vadiar no canto e na palma
Eu vim ver capoeira vadiar


E o capoeira sai para a vadiação
E um bom jogo nos arrepia
Martelo, cabeçada, rasteira e pisão
Mas sem atropelo e na harmonia

Eu vim pra vadiar no berimbau
Eu vim pra vadiar no jogo
Eu vim pra vadiar no canto e na palma
Eu vim ver capoeira vadiar


E o canto embala o coração
É história é lamento é poesia
E a voz de um guerreiro solta no ar
E a palma animando a bateria

Eu vim pra vadiar no berimbau
Eu vim pra vadiar no jogo
Eu vim pra vadiar no canto e na palma
Eu vim ver capoeira vadiar
I came to play the berimbau
I came to have fun in the game
I came to have a good time, singing and clapping
I came to see capoeira play

I came to play the berimbau
I came to have fun in the game
I came to have a good time, singing and clapping
I came to see capoeira play

Play berimbau, give me the sound
Transmit all your energy
At your command the roda will start
For today is a day of joy

I came to play the berimbau
I came to have fun in the game
I came to have a good time, singing and clapping
I came to see capoeira play

And the capoeira goes out to play
And a good game gives us goosebumps
Martelo, cabeçada, rasteira, and pisão
But no trampling and in harmony

I came to play the berimbau
I came to have fun in the game
I came to have a good time, singing and clapping
I came to see capoeira play

And the song cradles the heart
It’s history, it’s a lament, it’s poetry
And a warrior’s voice loose in the air
And the palm animating the drums

I came to play the berimbau
I came to have fun in the game
I came to have a good time, singing and clapping
I came to see capoeira play
Author: Unknown (Do you know who wrote this song? Tell us in the comments!)
T/L: Not ‘trampling’ here is supposed to mean something like not going overboard in the game, playing respectively and cooperatively with ones partner.