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The theme song of O Rei do Gado, which bears the same name as the soap opera, is one of the most famous openings on the small screen. And who sings the opening of O Rei do Gado? The song won the voice of the Orquestra da Terra group in the 1990s and marked the work of TV Globo. In addition to this song, other tracks from the serial’s soundtrack were successful. The soap opera discs sold millions of copies in the country.

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Orquestra da Terra Group sings the opening of O Rei do Gado

The iconic opening of O Rei do Gado was originally sung by Orquestra da Terra. The quartet was composed of Nil Bernardes, Carla de Castro, Cátia Vieira and Márcio Flore.

The composition of the song also includes Nil’s name, in addition to composers Luiz Schiavon and Marcelo Barbosa. For the curious, it is possible to check out some of the group’s presentations at the time of the soap opera on television programs on platforms such as Youtube.

Orchestra da terra group, who sings the opening of o rei do gado – photo: reproduction/disclosure

The most striking voice among the four was that of singer Nil Bernardes, responsible for the main parts of the opening, while the other members of the group were divided into voices. He became the most famous of the four and still appears on the music scene today. The rest left the spotlight.

The group did not last long and released only one album, entitled Orquestra da Terra – Volume 1, in 1996. The album had 10 tracks, which included the opening of the soap opera O Rei do Gado, No Fim do Asfalto, which also appears on the track of the serial, Eternamente, É só Paixão, No Banquinho, among others.

Already in a solo career, Nil Bernardes released an album in 1998, which had country-oriented songs. He released other albums later like Nil Bernardes Cantautor (2015) and also became recognized as a songwriter and producer. He worked on songs that appeared on albums by big names in music, such as Leonardo, Bruno & Marrone, Roberta Miranda, among others.

Today, he also works in the field of dubbing as a director, musical adapter and voice actor. He can be recognized for lending his voice to some anime such as Pokemon and Digimon 4, as well as animations such as Peppa Pig and Baby Lilly.

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Singer nil bernardes – photo: reproduction/publication/official website: https://www. Nilbernardes. With. Br/

Lyrics of the opening song of O Rei do Gado

I’m from this floor
where the king is a pawn
With the bow in hand
Lace, wound, mark
leaving the illusion
that everything is yours
With whose courage
Live, fight, dream

Come be happier and who knows it will be
Your thoughts fly free
that go through the air
make you dream
And feel like a god

I’m from this floor
I’m from the root land
I am the grass of the field
And forever I will be
I’m that king
I’m a lasso pawn
I am lord of the sertão
But by law

Be happier and who knows I will be
My thoughts fly free
Go through the air, make me dream
And feel like a god

I’m from this floor
where the king is a pawn
With the bow in hand
Lace, wound, mark
leaving the illusion
that everything is yours
With whose courage
Live, fight, dream

Come be happier and who knows it will be
Your thoughts fly free
that go through the air
make you dream
And feel like a god

Check out the opening and remember the song:

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Other songs from the O Rei do Gado soundtrack

In the 1990s, the decade in which the telenovela aired, two albums were released with the serial’s soundtrack. Together, they sold around 3 million copies in the country – according to data from Guilherme Bryan’s book Teletema Vol. 2, scheduled for release in 2022 and which had data accessed in advance by Na Telinha.

The tracks on the first one contained the tracks from the soundtrack, which featured tracks from MPB, sertanejo, the opening in the voice of Orquestra da Terra, among others. The second disc was mainly composed of songs by the duo Pirilampo and Saracura, performed by Almir Sater and Sérgio Reis.

  • Rei do Gado – Earth Orchestra
  • Sertanejo Heart – Chitãozinho & Xororó
  • Brave New Cattle – Zé Ramalho
  • La Forza della Vita – Renato Russo
  • I Love You, I Love You, I Love You – Roberta Miranda
  • Current – Djavan
  • At First Sight – Daniela Mercury
  • Without Fear of Being Happy – Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano
  • Sweet Mystery – Leandro & Leonardo
  • Cowboy by Profession – Jair Rodrigues
  • The Woman In Me (Needs The Man In You) – Shania Twain
  • What Is Happiness – Orlando Moraes (Special guest Dominguinhos)
  • Big City – Metropolis
  • Walking Alone – Evara Zan

Volume 2

  • Little Head on Shoulder – Firefly and Saracura
  • Mia Gioconda – Chrystian & Ralf (Special guest Agnaldo Rayol)
  • Pirilume – João Paulo & Daniel
  • At the End of the Asphalt – Earth Orchestra
  • Cutting Estradão – Firefly and Saracura
  • Vagabond – Firefly and Saracura
  • Siá Mariquinha – Dominguinhos
  • Brazil Dust – Firefly and Saracura
  • Wandering Cattle Dog – Firefly and Saracura
  • Crossing the Araguaia River – Pirilampo and Saracura
  • You’ll Like It – Firefly and Saracura
  • Rei do Gado – Firefly and Saracura

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