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From Mestre Pernalonga's album "Caminhada"...

 

This is another one where the chorus and solo are essentially the same

 

É de Ioiô,* é de Iaiá;* Capoeira de Angola jogada na beira do mar (solo & chorus/coro)

eh dee yoh-YOH, eh dee yah-YAH; Kah-pooh-EH-rah dee Ahng-GOH-lah joh-GAH-dah nah BAY-rah dooh marh

It's the old man's, It's the old woman's; Capoeira from Angola played at the edge of the sea

É de Ioiô,* (solo)

eh dee yoh-YOH

It's the old man's

É de Ioiô,* (chorus/coro)

eh dee yoh-YOH

It's the old man's

É de Iaiá,* (solo)

eh dee yah-YAH

It's the old woman's

É de Iaiá,* (chorus/coro)

eh dee yah-YAH

It's the old woman's

* for a better translation of ioiô and iaiá please see our wiki-word entry by clicking here *

Capoeira  (solo)

Kah-pooh-EH-rah

Capoeira

Capoeira de Angola jogada na beira do mar

Kah-pooh-EH-rah dee Ahng-GOH-lah joh-GAH-dah nah BAY-rah dooh marh

Capoeira from Angola played at the edge of the sea

 

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