As Mina de Sampa (English translation)

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English translation

The Sampa Girls

The Sampa girls are as white as could be
No wonder!
Their beach is the Ibirapuera1
 
The Sampa girls want money and a nice guy
A powerful one!
An American way of live
 
The Sampa girls are so modern, eternal effettes!
But to have some samba, they must be born in Rio
 
Some Sampa girls are discreet, positive
Ladies!
In the raves she is very very crazy
 
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
 
The Sampa girls are in style, we talk about them, they all rock
They're under the spotlight
The 'Made in New York' actually comes from Paraguay
 
The Sampa girls say 'baloney'2, 'eggplant'
'Apartment' 3
Their Bixiga4 accent, like dolls, a hundred percent
 
The Sampa girls only know Bahia5 on pictures
Such nature!
Every girl from Bahia has an easy, tranquil life
 
The Sampa girls work hard at the bank
(Hold you hands up high!)
Give or leave or get off the asphault!
 
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
I really like the Sampa girls!
 
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
 
I really like the Sampa girls!
 
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
The Sampa girls
 
I really like the Sampa girls!
 
  • 1. Which is a public park in the city of São Paulo, which has no sea access
  • 2. Instead of 'bologna'
  • 3. Imagine these three words being pronounced with a heavy accent
  • 4. A very popular region in São Paulo city
  • 5. Another Brazilian state
Translation done by Alma Barroca. In case you want to reprint it, please ask for permission first and always cite my name as its author. /
Tradução feita por Alma Barroca. Caso você queira reutilizá-la, por favor peça por permissão antes e sempre cite meu nome como o do autor.
Submitted by Alma Barroca on Sun, 30/12/2018 - 22:13
Author's comments:

'Sampa' is a way to refer to the city of São Paulo.

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