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Maré me leva ê, maré me traz
Maré me leva ê, maré me traz

A vida do capoeira
É igual a do pescador
A onda balança o barco
E a ginga o jogador

Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Maré me leva ê, maré me traz

O vento soprou nas velas
Balançando a minha nau
Na roda da capoeira
Quem me leva é o berimbau

Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Maré me leva ê maré me traz

A noite olho as estrelas
Que é pra me orientar
Bom Jesus dos Navegantes
É quem me guia pelo mar

Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Maré me leva ê maré me traz


Na rede vem a traíra
Um peixe que morde a mão
Na roda brilha a navalha
E o cinco de Salomão

Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Maré me leva ê maré me traz


As vezes a pesca é boa
As vezes o jogo é bom
Mas quando nada dá certo
Eu volto a tentar então

Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Maré me leva ê maré me traz
Tide takes me, tide brings me
Tide takes me, tide brings me

The life of a capoeira
It is equal to that of the fisherman
The wave rocks the boat
And the ginga the player

Tide takes me tide brings me
Tide takes me, tide brings me

The wind blew on the sails
Rocking my ship
At the capoeira roda
The berimbau takes me

Tide takes me tide brings me
Tide takes me tide brings me

At night I look at the stars
Which is to guide me
Good Jesus of the Sailors
Is who guides me through the sea

Tide takes me tide brings me
Tide takes me tide brings me

In the net comes the traíra
A fish that bites the hand
The razor shines in the roda
And Solomon’s seal

Tide takes me tide brings me
Tide takes me tide brings me

Sometimes fishing is good
Sometimes the game is good
But when nothing goes right
I’ll try again then

Tide takes me tide brings me
Tide takes me tide brings me
Author: Unknown (Do you know who wrote this song? Tell us in the comments!)
T/L: “Traíra” is a sharp-toothed fish from the Hoplias genus. The Portuguese resembles betrayal (traição), traitor (traidor) or to betray (trair).
“Cinco de Salomão”, or “Cinco-Salomão”, is a corruption os “Signo de Salomão”, meaning Solom’s Seal, a pentagram or hexagram meant to protect against misfortune and ill-will.