Devagar Se Chega Lá – Capoeira Song

Devagar Se Chega Lá – Capoeira Song Lyrics and English Translation

Iniciante, eu entendo a euforia,
Logo que você entrou nessa academia.
Tenho bem mais tempo,
e essa arte ainda me encanta.
Mas água demais, até mesmo
mata a planta.
Oi, devagar se chega lá!
Beginner, I understand the euphoria,
as soon as you entered this academy.
I’ve been here much longer,
and I still love this art.
But too much water, even,
kills the plant.
Oi, slowly you will get there!
Devagar se chega lá
Devagar se chega lá
Devagar se chega lá
Slowly you will get there
Slowly you will get there
Slowly you will get there
Primeiro passo,
de um longo caminho.
Vá devagar, vá bem devagarinho.
Fogo de palha acaba logo,
isso é um fato.
E é de grão em grão,
que a galinha enche o papo.
Oi, devagar se chega lá !
First step,
of a long path.
Go slowly, go nice and slowly.
A straw fire finishes quickly,
that is a fact.
And it is grain by grain,
that the chicken fills its crop.
Oi, slowly you will get there!
Devagar se chega lá
Devagar se chega lá
Devagar se chega lá
‘tá com pressa de chegar
Devagar se chega lá
Slowly you will get there
Slowly you will get there
Slowly you will get there

You’re in a hurry to arrive
Slowly you will get there
Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Without doubt the most important lesson for any beginner Capoeirista!

Patience is the key, it takes a long time to develop coordination, speed, flexibility and fast reactions. Trying to progress too quickly will just result in frustration and possibly injury.

Take your time and enjoy the journey – Slowly but surely you will get there!

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