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Que saudade do tempo
De jogar com alegria
Me recordo o respeito, o sorisso no rosto
A maior energia

Lá na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia
Eu chegava de branco
E minha roupa branca voltava limpinha
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


A roda famosa na beira do cais
Lá no cais da Bahia
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


O malandro jogava,
O sorisso no rosto, a maior alegria
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


A cobra picava,
O veneno da cobra não me atingia
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


Eu pulava na roda,
Minha proteção era a virgem Maria
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


No jogo de Angola,
Eu jogava manhoso e a mandinga saía
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia


Eu pedia a São Bento sua proteção
E São Bento me ouvia
Na beira do cais

Na beira do cais
Berimbau se ouvia
I miss the time
To play with joy
I remember the respect, the smiles on faces
The greatest energy

There at the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard
I’d arrive in white
And my white clothes came back clean
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

The famous roda on the edge of the pier
There on the pier in Bahia
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

The malandro would play,
The smile on his face, the greatest joy
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

The snake would sting,
The snake venom wouldn’t get to me
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

I would jump into the roda
My protection was the Virgin Mary
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

In the Angola game,
I’d play tricky and the mandinga would came out
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard

I’d asked São Bento for his protection
And São Bento would hear me
At the edge of the pier

At the edge of the pier
The berimbau was heard
Author: Mestre Fanho