LUIS DI KANDINHA (LUIS, KANDINHA'S SON)
Pedro Ramos
From the album Jacinta é Mamã
Written by Pedro Ramos
©1987 IEFE

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Luis, Kandinha’s son

Txon Bon (Tchon Bon) di Mangi*
At Kolonatu**
In Tarrafal***
Tó, Kandinhas son
Give Luis some good advice
Branku, Kandinha’s son
Give Luís some good advice
Luís, Kandinha’s son
Better leave that girl alone
Luís, that girl’s not a virgin
Pedrinhu, Ana’s son
Is the one who
Deflowered that girl
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Pedrinhu, Ana’s son
Is in jail
He’s in jail
because of his big mouth
A fish will die
Because of its big mouth
Two years in prison in Prizidiu
In Txon Bon di Mangi
In Tarrafal
Luís, Kandinha’s son
Txon Bon di Mangi
In Tarrafal
At Kolonatu
Branku, Kandinha’s son
Give Luís some good advice
Tó, Kandinha’s son
Give Luís some good advice
Pedrinhu, Ana’s son, is in jail
He’s in jail
Because of his big mouth
A fish will die
Because of its mouth
Two years in prison
In Tarrafal
In Prizidiu
Olé lé lé lé...
Luís, Kandinha’s son
Olé lé lé...
Branku, Kandinha’s son
Olé lé lé ...
Tó, Kandinha’s son
Olé, olé...
He’s someone’s child
Olé, olé
Luís, Kandinha’s son

*location of the Prizidiu prison
**a neighborhood in Tarrafal
***a town on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde