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Quando o berimbau tocou
E o mar se revoltou
Pra Maré passar
Quando o berimbau toca benguela de Mestre Bimba pra Maré jogar

Quando o berimbau tocou
E o mar se revoltou
Pra Maré passar
Quando o berimbau toca benguela de Mestre Bimba pra Maré jogar


Vem, vem jogar, vem mandingar, vem Angola
Toca benguela de Bimba pra Maré passar

Quando o berimbau tocou
E o mar se revoltou
Pra Maré passar
Quando o berimbau toca benguela de Mestre Bimba pra Maré jogar
When the berimbau played
And the sea revolted
For Maré to pass
When the berimbau plays Master Bimba’s benguela for Maré to play

When the berimbau played
And the sea revolted
For Maré to pass
When the berimbau plays Master Bimba’s benguela for Maré to play

Come, come play, come mandingar, come Angola
Play Bimba’s benguela for Maré to pass

When the berimbau played
And the sea revolted
For Maré to pass
When the berimbau plays Master Bimba’s benguela for Maré to play
Author: Unknown (Do you know who wrote this song? Tell us in the comments!)
Note: ‘Maré’ translates to ‘tide’, however, in this case I believe the song is referring to Mestre Totonho de Maré. Since it is a name, I’ve left it untranslated in the lyrics.