2012 - "Abre Seu Portão Dourado - Open Your Golden Gate"

G.R.E.S. Samba Mundial Enredo 2012

Here is everything you should need to learn the enredo for SF Carnaval 2012!    [Carnaval Page]

Here is an MP3 of the song:

"Abre Seu Portão Dourado - Open Your Golden Gate"

Here is another MP3 of the same song with the tamborims turned up louder.
You may use this version to learn the "desenhos" or tamborim parts.

"Abre Seu Portão Dourado - Open Your Golden Gate" Tamborim Version 

Here are the Lyrics:  

HTML Version (Print the HTML file straight from the web.)

MS Word Version (Click to download a MS Word file).

Here are the Chords (with Lyrics):

HTML Version (Print the HTML file straight from the web.)

MS Word Version (Click to download a MS Word file).

Tamborim Desenhos:

Here is a .PDF image of the lyrics with the Tamborim Desenhos written out in "psuedo-notation" that matches the hand signals used for directing the bateria.

NOTE:  Look below the lyrics for a video of the desenhos being played, which may be helpful for practicing.

Desenhos.pdf

Desenhos (MS Word)  (Print one out to make your own notes.)  

Abre Seu Portão Dourado – Open Your Golden Gate
Samba Mundial Enredo 2012
Music and Lyrics by Mestre Wagner Bueno (Vaguinho)

Abre o seu portão dourado

Que eu estou do outro lado

Eu sou o samba

 

Sou lá do Rio de Janeiro

Que durante o ano inteiro

É celeiro de bamba

 

Desperta desse sono São Francisco

De longe eu ouço um grito

É carnaval

 

Vamos, Abre Alas pessoal

Tou na avenida

Sou o Samba Mundial

 

EEHH! Sou gringo e não nego

Não dói no meu ego

Quero é poder cantar pra você

 

Perdoa se o sotaque aparecer

Eu amo o samba!

 

Tem surdo, pandeiro, tamborim

Pierrô e Arlequim

Tudo no meu samba

 

Vamos, Abre Alas pessoal

Tou na Avenida

Sou o Samba Mundial

 

I left my heart in San Francisco

High on the hills

It calls to me

 

When I come home to you San Francisco

Your golden Sun

Will shine for me

Primero  vez – Fora e “San Francisco!”

Segunda vez – Fora e “Oh Sambão!”

Open your golden gate

I'm on the other side

I am the samba

 

I'm am from Rio de Janeiro

And all year long...

The spirit of Carnaval is with me.*

 

Awake from the sleep San Francisco

From a distance I hear the call

It’s Carnaval!

 

Clear the way people.

On to the avenida

I am Samba Mundial!

 

EEHH! I am a gringo and do not deny

It does not hurt my ego

I want to be able to sing to you

 

Forgive if you hear an accent,

I love samba!

 

It’s got surdo, pandeiro, Tamborin

Pierro and Arlequin **

All of that is in my samba

 

Clear the way people.

On to the avenida

I am Samba Mundial!

 

I left my heart in San Francisco

High on the hills

It calls to me

 

When I come home to you San Francisco

Your Golden Sun

Will shine for me

First time – Finish with “San Francisco”

Second time – Finish with “Oh, Sambão”

Composed for San Francisco Carnaval 2012.

 *The “bamba” refers to the heart, soul, energy, and spirit of Carnaval and thus does not directly translate.  The “celeiro” is a barn where all the floats, costumes and Carnaval stuff is kept, but in this case the “celeiro de bamba” essentially is a reference to the hard-core Carnavalistas the make it all happen.

**Pierro and Arlequin are two clowns, happy and sad, in a three way romance with Colombima.  Their clown masks are typically associated with Carnaval.

Here is a video of the desenhos being played, for you to use to practice:

 


Bonus Tracks!

Here is the latest version of our Enredo for 2012.  Note:  This is not the final version.  This is the first and rough mix down of the studio session.  So the arrangement, and the drums are final.  We will add cavaquinho and vocals to this recording shortly.  (These vocal tracks are "scratch" vocals used in the recording process.)  See below for a list of tracks included on this recording.

Abre Seu Portão Dourado - Open Your Golden Gate V2

Jeff Hanson's improved "Mix 2" of the V2 recording above:  Abre Seu Portão Dourado

Tracks Recorded for V2 on 2/24/2012
1. Vocal and Click (Scratch)
2. Surdo Macação
3. Surdo Reposto
4. Surdo Contra/Terçera
5. Repenique
6. Caixa
7. Agogo
8. Tamborica
9. Ganza
10.Chocalho
11.Reco Reco
12.Apito
13.Puxador (Backing Vocals)
14.Pandiero
15.Cuica

Here is an early look at our Enredo for 2012.  The audio recording is a rough take, and is not the final version.  The song was written by Wagner (Waginho), Mestre de Capoiera and owner of Senzala.  Note: He did this as a demonstration, and did not intend for it to be a public recording.  Please honor his wishes.  Click the title to hear this version.

Abre Seu Portão Dourado – Open Your Golden Gate V1