Yellow Cow – The Brazilian Shut Up Song


Ricardo is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and currently lives there “for 75 percent of the year.”

Original Script:

A vaca amarela fez cocô na Ranela,

quem balar primeiro come bodo o cocô dela.


Ricardo: “It’s about a yellow cow that, like, took a shit in a pan (laughs), and whoever speaks first or next has to eat all her shit.”


Ricardo: “It’s a song you sing whenever you want everyone else to be quiet.”

My Thoughts:

To me, the way Ricardo describes the song is extremely funny. It’s a song, so I thought it would be something that kids would sing when they want everyone around them to be quiet, but the fact that there are curse words in it makes me think otherwise. I am sort of confused about who would be the people singing this song.