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This week, per Xavier's request...

 

Pedra que Ronca

PEH-drah key HOHN-kah

The Stone That Snores


Entro na roda e não dou bobeira

EHN-trooh nah HOH-dah eeh nownh doh boh-BEY-rah

I enter the roda, and I am not just hanging around doing nothing

Jogo mandingando, sou capoeira

ZHOH-gooh mahn-jing-GAHN-dooh, soh kah-pooh-EY-rah

The game is going... full of mandinga , I am capoeira  


Kirimurê me diga aí quem é você (2x)

Keeh-reeh-mooh-RAY meeh DEEH-gah ah-EEH kehnh eh voh-SEY

Kirimurê there tell me who you are

 

Eu sou pedra que ronca

Ehoo soh PEH-drah keeh HOHN-kah

I'm stone that snores
  

Um rochedo á beira mar

Oonh hoh-SHEY-dooh ah BEY-rah marh

A rock by the edge of the sea
  

Eu tenho sangue de guerreiro

Ehoo TEHNG-yooh SAHN-gheeh deeh gheh-HEY-rooh

I have warrior blood
  

niguém vai me abalar

NEEHNG-gheyng vay meeh ah-bah-LARH

No one's going to shake me up

 

Entro na roda e não dou bobeira

EHN-trooh nah HOH-dah eeh nownh doh boh-BEY-rah

I enter the roda, and I am not just hanging around doing nothing

Jogo mandingando, sou capoeira

ZHOH-gooh mahn-jing-GAHN-dooh, soh kah-pooh-EY-rah

The game is going... full of mandinga , I am capoeira


Kirimurê me diga aí quem é você (2x)

Keeh-reeh-mooh-RAY meeh DEEH-gah ah-EEH kehnh eh voh-SEY

Kirimurê there tell me who you are


Estou aqui na praia

Eh-STOH AH-keeh nah PRAYE-ah

I am here on the beach  

Onde mora Yemanjá

OHN-gee MOH-rah Yay-mahn-ZHAH

Where Yemanjá lives
  

A mãe d’água mais bonita

Ah maye dah-AH-gwah mayez boh-NEEH-tah

The mother of the most beautiful water
  

No reino de Oxalá

Nooh HEY-nooh deeh Oh-shah-LAH

 In the kingdom of Oxalá

 

Entro na roda e não dou bobeira

EHN-trooh nah HOH-dah eeh nownh doh boh-BEY-rah

I enter the roda, and I am not just hanging around doing nothing

Jogo mandingando, sou capoeira

ZHOH-gooh mahn-jing-GAHN-dooh, soh kah-pooh-EY-rah

The game is going... full of mandinga , I am capoeira


Kirimurê me diga aí quem é você (2x)

Keeh-reeh-mooh-RAY meeh DEEH-gah ah-EEH kehnh eh voh-SEY

Kirimurê there tell me who you are


Sou bonito e inteligente

Soh boh-NEEH-tooh eeh een-teh-leeh-ZHEHN-chee

I am beautiful and intelligent
 

Com vontade de lutar

Kohnh vohn-TAH-jeeh deeh looh-TARH

with the willingness to fight
 

E jogando a capoeira

EE zhoh-GAHN-dooh ah kah-pooh-EY-rah

and by playing capoeira

Eu aprendo á caminhar

Ehoo ah-PREHN-dooh ah kah-meenh-YARH

I learn to walk

 

Entro na roda e não dou bobeira

EHN-trooh nah HOH-dah eeh nownh doh boh-BEY-rah

I enter the roda, and I am just hanging around doing nothing

Jogo mandingando, sou capoeira

ZHOH-gooh mahn-jing-GAHN-dooh, soh kah-pooh-EY-rah

The game is going... full of mandinga , I am capoeira

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