BÔ LEGÁ CAÇÔ MODÊ BÔ (YOU LET THE DOG BITE YOU)
África Negra
From the album Conjunto África Negra de S. Tomé e Príncipe
Written by João Seria
©1983 IEFE

You let yourself be bitten by the dog
And it’s only now that you’re learning

Oh, Mama, oh Mama

We had warned you not to go into the ocean
Without first observing the waves

You let the dog bite you
And only afterwards did you tie it up

Oh Mama, oh Mama

Although we taught you
That it is essential to know
The ground on which you walk