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Balafon

This song is by Sérgio Mendes and appears on the album Arara (1989).

This song is a cover of "Balafon" by Gilberto Gil.
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Tenga patenga patenga
Patenga patenga
Patenga patenga patenga

Tenga patenga patenga
Patenga patenga
Patenga patenga patenga

Let me please introduce you
To a sound that will move you
They call it balafon
No one's sure where it comes from
Some old african kingdom
Somewhere like Cameroon

Here we call it marimba
Music made with your fingers
Rhythm becomes a song
Feels so good when they play it
Soon you'll learn how to say it
You'll call it balafon

Marim-bajé, iré-shiré
Balafonjá, orin-axé
Marim-bajé, iré-shiré
Balafonjá, orin-axé

Isso que toca bem, bem
Isso que toca bem, bem
Chama-se balafon
Nhen-nhen patapa nha-nha
Nhen-nhen patapa nha-nha

Tenga patenga patenga
Patenga patenga
Patenga patenga patenga

Tenga patenga patenga
Patenga patenga
Patenga patenga patenga

Let me please introduce you
To a sound that will move you
They call it balafon
No one's sure where it comes from
Some old african kingdom
Somewhere like Cameroon

Here we call it marimba
Music made with your fingers
Rhythm becomes a song
Feels so good when they play it
Soon you'll learn how to say it
You'll call it balafon

Marim-bajé, iré-shiré
Balafonjá, orin-axé
Marim-bajé, iré-shiré
Balafonjá, orin-axé

Isso que toca bem, bem
Isso que toca bem, bem
Chama-se balafon
Nhen-nhen patapa nha-nha
Nhen-nhen patapa nha-nha

Eu quero é muqueca
Com pimenta
Eu quero é muqueca
Com vatapa
Eu quero é muqueca
Com pimenta
Eu quero é muqueca!

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Music and original Portuguese lyrics by Gilberto Gil
English version by Tracy Mann Wikipedia16

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