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The lyrics in Portuguese are in bold

The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

The English translation is in regular text

 

Per Bombinha's request...


La Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

To begin with, there are many versions of this song's solo lyrics.  Different schools, singers, etc. can put their own spin on it, and often do exactly that.  So, this is the version that I have heard and like to sing, but feel free to look around out there and see if another strikes your interest if you wish.

Also, the chorus is not made of words, so no translation necessary there.

 

(solo/lead)

Lá Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

(coro/chorus)

Lá Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

(solo/lead)

O lalaêlauê

(coro/chorus)

Lá Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

(solo/lead)

Que grupo maravilhoso é esse

key GROO-pooh mah-rah-veel-YO-zoo eh EHS-see

What amazing group is that

Que joga com energia e tanto amor

key ZHOH-gah conh eh-ner-ZHI-ah ee TAHN-too AH-morh

That plays with energy and so much love

Que som maravilhoso é esse

key sonh mah-rah-veel-YO-zoo eh EHS-see

What amazing sound is that

Que nós traz liberdade e alegria

key noise traiz lee-berh-DAH-jee ee ah-leh-GREE-ah

That brings us freedom and joy

Em cada som, em cada toque,

ehng KAH-dah sonh, ehng KAH-dah TOH-key

In each sound, in each rhythm

Em cada ginga, no estilo do jogo

ehng KAH-dah ZHEENG-gah, nooh ehs-TEE-looh dooh ZHOH-goo

In each ginga, in the style of the game

(coro/chorus)

Em cada som, em cada toque,

ehng KAH-dah sonh, ehng KAH-dah TOH-key

In each sound, in each rhythm

Em cada ginga, no estilo do jogo

ehng KAH-dah ZHEENG-gah, nooh ehs-TEE-looh dooh ZHOH-goo

In each ginga, in the style of the game

(solo/lead)

Lauê Lauê Lá

(coro/chorus)

Lá Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

(solo/lead)

Bem-te-vi voou, voou (3x)

behng-chee-VEE voo-OH, voo-OH

Bem-te-vi (a kind of bird whise name sounds like its song) flew away, flew away

Deixa ela voar

DEH-shah EH-lah voh-ARH

Let her fly away

(coro/chorus)

Lá Lauê Lauê Lauê Lauá

 

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