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Perguntam-me p'lo fado
They ask me for fado
Eu conheci
I met
Era um boêmio, era um vadio
He was a bohemian, he was a bum
Que andava na mouraria
Who walked in mouraria
Talvez 'inda mais magro que um cão galgo
Maybe 'going slimmer than a greyhound dog'
E a dizer que era fidalgo
And to say he was a fidalgo
Por andar com a fidalguia
For walking with the fidalguia
O pai era um enjeitado
Dad was a clumsy
Que até andou embarcado
Who even boarded
Nas caravelas do gama
In the caravels of the range
Um malandro chavo e sujo
A dirty, chavo rascal
Mais jingão do que um marujo
More jingão than a sailor
Dos velhos becos de alfama
From the old alleys of alfama
Pois eu
Well, I
Sei bem onde ele nasceu
I know exactly where he was born
Não passou de um plebeu
He was just a commoner
Sempre a puxar p'ra vaidade
Always pulling for vanity
Sei mais
I know more
Sei que o fado é um dos tais
I know that fado is one of such
Que não conheceu os pais
Who didn't know his parents
Nem tem certidão de idade
You don't even have an old certificate
Perguntam-me por ele
They ask me about him
Eu conheci
I met
Num perfeito desvario
In a perfect desvario
Sempre amigo da balbúrdia
Always a friend of the ramday
Entrava na moirama a horas mortas
I'd go into the grindhouse for hours to go
Ia abrir as meias portas
I was going to open the half doors
Era o rei daquela estúrdia
He was the king of that stucco
Foi às esperas de gado
It was waiting for cattle
Foi cavaleiro afamado
He was a famous knight
Era o delírio no entrudo
It was the delirium in the entrudo
Naquela vida agitada
In that hectic life
Ele que veio do nada
He who came out of nowhere
Não tendo nada era tudo
Having nothing was everything
Pois eu
Well, I
Sei bem onde ele nasceu
I know exactly where he was born
Não passou de um plebeu
He was just a commoner
Sempre a puxar p'ra vaidade
Always pulling for vanity
Sei mais
I know more
Sei que o fado é um dos tais
I know that fado is one of such
Que não conheceu os pais
Who didn't know his parents
Nem tem certidão de idade
You don't even have an old certificate
Sei mais
I know more
Sei que o fado é um dos tais
I know that fado is one of such
Que não conheceu os pais
Who didn't know his parents
Nem tem certidão de idade
You don't even have an old certificate
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