CAXAMBU
(Almir Guineto)

Let’s dance caxambu
Sarava jogo sarava

Sarava jogo sarava
Press my suit
Because I want to see
You turn
Until dawn
The drum is beating
For real
It’s in the palm of the hand
The proof I want to see

Mrs. Celestina
Give me water to drink
If you don’t give em water
I’ll speak badly of you

It’s already midnight
The cock has crowed
The church bell’s rung
Fall into the dance of early morning
Let’s dance caxambu
Sarava jogo sarava

New cart driver
Who doesn’t know how to steer
The cart bumps
But the ox stands still

Let’s dance caxambu...
Whoever’s never seen it
Come to see
A bottomless cauldron
Boiling