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Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger

Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger


Era domingo era um dia de oferendas
E eu levei flores pra Iemanjá
Fui celebrar Janaína rainha menina
Iemanjá que é a dona do mar

Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger


E na Bahia um mestre velho mandingueiro
Abriu a roda fazendo uma louvação
Cantou bem forte o lamento
Me dando a benção
Era a hora de eu sair pra jogar

Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger


Fui convidado pra uma roda de gigantes
Com dois Pandeiros e três Berimabaus
E um Atabaque tocando, maneiro e sereno
É a roda que já vai começar

Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger


Meu patuá é meu Berimbau sagrado
É minha vida, é também e meu cantar
É os meus amigos sorrindo sempre junto comigo
Na volta que o mundo dá

Foi na Bahia que eu mandai fazer
Foi na Bahia qui eu mandai preparar
Meu patuá meu pai, meu patuá
Meu patuá para meu proteger
It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me

It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me

It was Sunday, it was an offering day
And I took flowers to Iemanjá
I went to celebrate Janaína, queen girl
Iemanjá who owns the sea

It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me

And in Bahia an old mandingueiro master
He opened the roda with a praise
Sang the lament very loudly
Giving me a blessing
It was time for me to go out and play

It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me

I was invited to a roda of giants
With two pandeiros and three berimabaus
And an atabaque playing, cool and serene
It’s the roda that will start

It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me

My patuá is my sacred berimbau
It’s my life, it’s also my song
It’s my friends always smiling, always together with me
In the turning of the world

It was in Bahia that I had it made
It was in Bahia that I had it prepared
My patuá my father, my patuá
My patuá to protect me
Author: Unknown (Do you know who wrote this song? Tell us in the comments!)
Note: A “patuá” is an amulet most connected with adepts of Candomblé. It is meant to provide good fortune and/or protect from harm or evil spirits.