Thursday, 21 August 2008

Viva a Maria da Fonte...


(Click in the image to hear the Maria da Fonte hymn)

Hino da Maria da Fonte (*)

Viva a Maria da Fonte
Com as pistolas na mão
Para matar os cabrais
Que são falsos à nação

É avante Portugueses
É avante não temer
Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer

É avante Portugueses
É avante não temer
Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer

Viva a Maria da Fonte
A cavalo e sem cair
Com as pistolas à cinta
A tocar a reunir

É avante Portugueses
É avante não temer
Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer

Lá raiou a liberdade
Que a nação há-de aditar
Glória ao Minho que primeiro
O seu grito fez soar

É avante Portugueses
É avante não temer
Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer

É avante Portugueses
É avante não temer
Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer


(*) In 1846 there was a popular rising “Revolta da Maria da Fonte”, against several laws issued by the government of Cabral. The situation was so bad that led to a stage of effective Civil War known as the ‘Patuleia’ that would only finish with the foreign intervention of British and Spanish troops in 1847. Finally, in 1851 Marshal Saldanha after a military insurrection brought the much needed stability after 40 governments since 1834 .This new period became known as ‘Regeneração’.

17 comments:

Cláudia said...

It's that spirit, Paulo, which our People had in the 15th century.

Anonymous said...

Força, senhor.
In English - F*CK THEM!
Alby.

Anonymous said...

Sim! Vivam todas as Marias de Todas as Fontes porque NÃO QUEREMOS QUE NADA LHE ACONTEÇA!
Ao reagir,porque é PESSOA DE ENFRENTAR, por favor pense que tem Família.

...."em que desempenhou um papel irrequieto e activo uma desembaraçada mulher das bandas da Póvoa de Lanhoso, conhecida pelo nome de Maria da Fonte. Os tumultos multiplicaram-se, tomando afinal as proporções sérias duma insurreição, que lavrou em grande parte do reino. "

http://www.arqnet.pt/dicionario/mariafonte.html

É só dar o alerta! Todas as Marias de Todas as Fontes acorrerão em Sua ajuda!

Anonymous said...

"Colleagues are planning to meet you in person."
-----------------------
And,we hope they are good people.

Paulo is very clever and had a lot of close and friendly people with him.

Sara said...

Sr. Paulo Reis, é impressão minha ou o senhor anda a ser ameaçado? Espero bem que não, mas aquela gente parece que nunca ouviu falar em liberdade de expressão...

Anonymous said...

Maria da Fonte was a brave woman who fought against things she considered to be wrong and unfair. Quite unusual for women at that time and circmnstances. I am a Minhota myself and have always admired her role in th Portuguese history.

I do not know the reason why you began this thread on MF but if it is also a tribute to Portuguese women responsible for blogs looking for justice for an innocent girl who was victim of a crime, I must say you are again showing how gentle and sensitive you areally are. They really deserve being compared to Maria da Fonte unlike those (women)who lie with all their teeth in a coward and disgusting way or just keep silent not answering the questions put by the police.


Orieva

Anonymous said...

... A causa imediata da revolta foram umas questões de recrutamento, e a proibição dos enterramentos feitos dentro das igrejas...

Anonymous said...

Paulo,
é importante saber o que é feito de Catriona Baker; é importante ver e rever e rever outra vez o seu testemunho.

Anonymous said...

That's more like the militant Paulo we know and love. The political subtext of your reports is at last beginning to surface, even if the sentiments are not entirely sincere.

Ceannaircigh Muid.

BW

Anonymous said...

That's more like the militant Paulo we know and love. The political subtext of your reports is at last beginning to surface, even if the sentiments are not entirely sincere.

Ceannaircigh Muid.

BW

irina said...

Dear Paulo, I can only guess that the role that have been played by English in helping to crash that uprising (started by Maria Da Fonte), is what made you to remember that remarkable time. Viva Portugal!

Anonymous said...

Liberty, equality, fraternity.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité.

I don't know about you but I think Paulo thinks it sounds better in French. In fact he is probably very surprised to find there is an English translation at all - such is the malice of those damned tea-drinking colonials.

It's not fear ahead.

It's a zebra crossing.

Whether they triumph or perish depends on how fast we are prepared to drive at those crossing :-)

Anonymous said...

Parabéns,Paulo pois é assim mesmo:
..."Pela santa Liberdade
Triunfar ou perecer...."

Anonymous said...

Irina,
See you and Ratonthebeam are team members. Ratonthebeam gets around a bit? Obviously her college job isn't keeping her busy.

Up the rebels, eh? And there was me thinking good old fashioned militancy was all but dead. Where's that Che Guevara poster, I feel some symbolic gestures of defiancy coming on.

Blackwatch

Anonymous said...

"Colleagues are planning to meet you in person."


we can smell a menace.... ou am i wrong ?
Stay alert !

Anonymous said...

Vou alterar:

TRIUNFAR E NÃO PERECER!


FORÇA AMIGO,P.R.

irina said...

Blackwatch, I do not claim to be a rebel, but I am sure it is nothing to be ashamed of or misrepresent. (The rebels I mean). The system that is called democracy did not appear by the good will of any government or power, but as a result of many rebels’ actions. Then with the help of some "friends" interventions, the achievements were usurped
by political manipulators. England, for many reasons, unfortunately very often played a part of international gendarme, in its own interests of course.
P.S. Glad to be in the same company with Ratonthebeam (we have much in common.


All the best.