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Vou deixar esta terra
E vou pra Bahia, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

O Senhor do Bonfim já mandou me chamar, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Morena, morena, morena da Bahia, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Berimbau ta tocando
Está me chamando, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Vou lá na ladeira jogar Capoeira, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Ai Bahia morena, morena da Bahia, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Ai meu Deus que saudade eu tenho da Bahia, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia

Onde meu Mestre chora mas chora cantando, ô Bahia

Ô Bahia
I’m leaving this land
And going to Bahia, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

The Lord of Bonfim has sent for me, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

Morena, morena, morena from Bahia, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

The berimbau is playing, it’s calling me, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

I’m going over to the hill to play capoeira, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

Oh morena Bahia, morena from Bahia, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

Oh my god, how much I miss Bahia, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia

Where my master cries, but he cries singing, oh Bahia

Oh Bahia
Author: Adalto Santos
T/L: I left “morena” as it can be interpreted in different ways. In Brazil ‘morena’ will usually be either a woman with a medium to dark complexion, or any woman with dark brown hair (brunette).