Category Archives: Herivelto Martins

“Mangueira, Não” and “Silenciar a Mangueira, Não”

“Mangueira, Não” by Herivelto Martins and Grande Otelo (1943) — They destroyed Praça Onze They demolished plazas and roads, I know They can even do away with Estácio, grand old Estácio de Sá Knock down all the morros, tear down my shack … Continue reading

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Adeus, Mangueira

“Adeus, Mangueira” by Herivelto Martins and Grande Otelo (1958) — Juscelino summoned me – I’m going to die of saudade, but I’m going Goodbye, Mangueira, goodbye my Vigário Geral Goodbye, my samba, goodbye federal capital I was born on the … Continue reading

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Que Rei Sou Eu

Lyrics from “Que Rei Sou Eu” by Herivelto Martins and Valdemar Ressurreição (1945) — What [sort of] king am I, without a kingdom, without a crown Without a castle, without a queen After all, what sort of king am I? … Continue reading

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