Lalari Olala

De: Jorge Ben Jor

Lalari Olala

By: Jorge Ben Jor





‘ca gente querendo samba,

Vain people wanting to samba

Tanto samba bonito pra dar

So much beautiful samba to give

‘ca gente podendo sorre

Vain people trying to smile

muito riso querendo sabe

So much to laugh about, wanting to know

Quanta gente o que a faz de amar

How much (these) people want to make love

Tanto amor a querer se contar

So much they want to tell



(This is a West African phrase, I donít know its translation)



Muita gente querendo obrigar

So many people wishing to fight

‘ca briga devendo se dar

Useless fighting, when they should be giving

Se a vida difŪcil viveu

If life is difficult living

A esperanÁa nao leve morreu

Hope wonít raise you from the dead.

Se saudade demais a cantar

If your longing is too much to sing about

Se a muita tristeza ť chorar

Then your sadness is too much to cry about





English Translation:

Ken Wais