Tenho uma nêga
Chamada Tereza

from Jorge Ben Jor – Pais Tropical Lyrics on Rap Genius


Translation: I have a lovely girl named Tereza.

This could either be a reference to a girl, Mother Teresa or Dona Teresa Cristina [see song “Cadê Tereza” for more info] or it could be referring to the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa located in between the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Flamengo. If Jorge Ben did intend the latter, then his theme of Brazilian national symbols throughout the song could also be seen here.

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