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Chibata batia, o sangue corria nas costas
O negro vivia cansado de apanhar
Aí foi que eles fugiram para os Quilombos
E criaram a Capoeira arte de matar
Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Capoeira era a arma usada lá na escravidão


Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Que sentia a força de Zumbi no seu coração

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Houve gente que morreu mesmo sem viver
Abria os olhos, direto para trabalhar
Cansados, doentes, famintos, e sem amor
Liberdade naquele tempo só pra sonhador
Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Capoeira era a arma usada lá na escravidão


Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Que sentia a força de Zumbi no seu coração

Oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh


No rosto do negro correm lágrimas de sangue
Que lembra de tudo que ele passou
Chegar na Senzala e ver sua noiva violada
Pros caprichos de um homem rico ou de um feitor
Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Capoeira era a arma usada lá na escravidão


Eh Capoeira

Eh jogo de negro
Que sentia a força de Zumbi no seu coração

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Whip struck, blood flowed down the back
The black man was tired of being beaten
That was when they fled to the Quilombos
And they created Capoeira, the art of killing
Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Capoeira was the weapon used in slavery

Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Who felt the strength of Zumbi in their hearts

Oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh

There were people who died even without living
Open your eyes, straight to work
Tired, sick, hungry, and without love
Freedom at that time, only for dreamers
Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Capoeira was the weapon used in slavery

Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Who felt the strength of Zumbi in their hearts

Oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh

Tears of blood run down the black man’s face
Who remembers everything he went through
Arriving in the Senzala and seeing his bride raped
For the whims of a rich man or an overseer
Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Capoeira was the weapon used in slavery

Eh Capoeira

Eh black game
Who felt the strength of Zumbi in their hearts

Oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh oh
Author: Cigano Osorio