Lyrics - Portuguese

(Brazilian folk song)

Samba Lelê está doente
Está com a cabeça quebrada
Samba Lelê precisava
De umas dezoito lambadas

Samba, samba,
Samba ô Lelê
Pisa na barra da saia

English Translation

Sambalele is sick
He (or she) has a broken head
Sambalele needs
Eighteen spankings

Samba [Brazilian rhythm & dance], lele [expression of excitement]
Samba, samba, samba la la
Step on the hem of the skirt

See also


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