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The format works like this:

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

 

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Ô Sim Sim Sim, Ô Não Não Não

 

(Solo/Lead)

Ô Sim Sim Sim, Ô Não Não Não

Oh seeng seeng seeng, Oh nowng nowng nowng

Oh yes yes yes, Oh no no no

 

(Coro/Chorus)

Ô Sim Sim Sim, Ô Não Não Não

Oh seeng seeng seeng, Oh nowng nowng nowng

Oh yes yes yes, Oh no no no



(Solo/Lead)

Hoje tem, amanha não, Olha pisada do Lampião

OH-zhee tehng, ah-mah-NGYAH nowng, OH-lyah pee-ZAH-dah dooh lahm-pee-OWNG

Today you have it, tomorrow you don't, Look out it's the footsteps of Lampião

 

(Coro/Chorus)

Ô Sim Sim Sim, Ô Não Não Não

Oh seeng seeng seeng, Oh nowng nowng nowng

Oh yes yes yes, Oh no no no

 

(Solo/Lead)

A Capoeira fala sim, mas a capoeira fala não

Ah kah-pooh-EY-rah FAH-lah seeng, maighz ah kah-pooh-EY-rah FAH-lah nowng

Capoeira says yes, but capoeira says no

 

(Coro/Chorus)

Ô Sim Sim Sim, Ô Não Não Não

Oh seeng seeng seeng, Oh nowng nowng nowng

Oh yes yes yes, Oh no no no

 

There are many more ways to sing the lead verse, and often those are a function of the singer's creativity at the given moment.

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