Amanhã é dia santo (Um, dois, três) – Capoeira Song

Amanhã é dia santo (Um, dois, três) – Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation

Amanhã é dia santo
Um, dois, três
Dia de povo de deus
Três e três: seis
Quem tem roupa vai na missa
Seis e três: nove
Quem não tem faz como eu
Nove e três: doze

Um dois três
Três e três: seis
Seis e três: nove
Nove e três: doze

Um dois três
Três e três: seis
Seis e três: nove
Nove e três: doze
Tomorrow is Saint’s Day
One, two, three
Day of God’s People
Three and three: six
Those that have clothes go to Mass
Six and three: nine
Those that don’t, do like me
Nine and three: twelve

One, Two, Three
Three and Three: Six
Six and Three: Nine
Nine and Three: Twelve

One, Two, Three
Three and Three: Six
Six and Three: Nine
Nine and Three: Twelve

What was the singer going to do? Very probably play Capoeira.

Though we haven’t been able to find out any specifics about this song, one can guess that it’s a reference to the fact that Capoeira was traditionally an activity of the marginalized members of society – marginalized even within the black community.

Those that had better, more respectable jobs and could afford nice clothes would go to church. Those that didn’t have steady work and scraped out a living by any means they could would hang out on the streets and play Capoeira.

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