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Sinhá
Vou jogar capoeira
Lá na Ribeira, lá em Maré
Eu falei pra sinhá
Vou jogar capoeira
Eu falei pra sinhá
Lá no Abaeté
E a luz das candeias vai iluminar meus caminhos de fé

Sinhá mora na casa grande, lá tem tudo que ela quiser
Foi passear na Senzala e lá aprendeu a jogar
A mandinga da Angola e o jogo da Regional
Sinhá se apaixonou pela dança com ela aprendeu a jogar
Eu falei pra sinhá

Sinhá
Vou jogar capoeira
Lá na Ribeira, lá em Maré
Eu falei pra sinhá
Vou jogar capoeira
Eu falei pra sinhá
Lá no Abaeté
E a luz das candeias vai iluminar meus caminhos de fé

Sinhá
I will play capoeira
Over in Ribeira, over in Maré
I told sinhá
I will play capoeira
I told sinhá
There in Abaeté
And the light from the lamps will illuminate my paths of faith

Sinhá lives in the big house, there’s everything she wants there
She went for a walk in the Senzala and learned to play there
Angola’s mandinga and the Regional game
Sinhá fell in love with dance and with it learned how to play
I told you

Sinhá
I will play capoeira
Over in Ribeira, over in Maré
I told sinhá
I will play capoeira
I told sinhá
There in Abaeté
And the light from the lamps will illuminate my paths of faith

Author: Unknown (Do you know who wrote this song? Tell us in the comments!)
Note: ‘Sinhá’ is an abbreviation os ‘senhora’, meaning mrs/madam.