Bodocongó
Elba Ramalho Lyrics


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Eu fui feliz lá no Bodocongó
Com meu barquinho de um remo só
Quando era lua
Com meu bem andava à toa
Ai, ai, ai, que coisa boa
Lá no meu Bodocongó

Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó
Meu canário verde, meu curió
Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó




Campina Grande eu vivo aqui tão só
Ai, ai, Campina Grande eu vivo aqui tão só

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Elba Ramalho's song "Bodocongó" depict a sense of nostalgia and happiness associated with a place called Bodocongó. The song reminisces about a past time when the singer was content and carefree, represented symbolically by her "boat with only one oar." The mention of the moon suggests that these moments of joy occurred during nighttime, possibly indicating a romantic relationship where the couple would wander aimlessly together. The repetition of "ai, ai, ai, que coisa boa" further emphasizes the blissful feeling experienced in Bodocongó.


The chorus introduces the names Bodó and Bodocongó, associating them with the singer's beloved pet birds, a green canary and a curió. These birds, symbolizing companionship and freedom, bring a sense of joy and comfort to the singer's lonely life in Campina Grande, a place where she currently feels isolated and alone.


Overall, the lyrics of "Bodocongó" evoke a wistful sentiment, contrasting the singer's current solitude with her past happiness and leisurely escapades in the imagined realm of Bodocongó.


Line by Line Meaning

Eu fui feliz lá no Bodocongó
I experienced happiness in Bodocongó


Com meu barquinho de um remo só
With my small boat, propelled by a single oar


Quando era lua
When the moon was shining


Com meu bem andava à toa
I wandered aimlessly with my loved one


Ai, ai, ai, que coisa boa
Oh, oh, oh, what a wonderful thing


Lá no meu Bodocongó
In my beloved Bodocongó


Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó
Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó


Meu canário verde, meu curió
My green canary, my curió bird


Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó
Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodó, Bodocongó


Campina Grande eu vivo aqui tão só
I live so lonely in Campina Grande


Ai, ai, Campina Grande eu vivo aqui tão só
Oh, oh, I live so lonely in Campina Grande




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Cícero Nunes, Humberto Teixeira

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tony diogenes

Orgulho de ser NORDESTINO e PARAIBANO

Affonso Queiroz

... era criança quando tocava essa músico em Campina Grande e depois fui estudar na UERR, só pq era no Bodocongó. Amo essa música!

wagner Antonio

eita!!! minhas férias de infância com primos em Campina Grande...saudades......pena q o tempo não volta :o(

Pints Filho

gosto muito de Elba esta música e muito massa

Luciano Freitas

Simplesmente uma das vozes mais lindas desse Brasil !

José Rivanildo

Essa é a verdadeira Elba, voz diferenciada que me encantou e me seduziu.

Socorro Martins

lindíssima

Fernando Maldonado Ohnezorge

Maravilhosamente linda.

Sebastião Alves

Que musica linda, lembro de quando deixei minha terra natal e vim para o sudeste.

Moa Fernandes

amo essa!

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