You submit the songs.  We show you the lyrics, translation, and give some phonetic spelling to help your pronunciation.

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


Right away after we sang this one in class, it was requested.  Thanks Risos!


Por Favor Não Maltrate Esse Nego


In this song, the chorus and the lead are the same.  They may differ when the person leading the song embellishes their part.


Por favor não maltrate esse nego

Pohrh fah-VORH nownh mahl-TRAHTCH-ee EHS-see NEH-gooh

Please don't mistreat that black man

Esse nego foi quem me ensinou

EHS-see NEH-gooh foy keynh mee ehn-see-NOH

That black man was the one who taught me

Esse nego da calça rasgada, camisa furada

EHS-see NEH-gooh dah KAHOO-sah hahz-GAH-dah, kah-MEEH-sah foo-RAH-dah

That black man with the torn pants, shirt with a hole

Ele é meu professor

Ih-leeh e'ah mehoo proh-feh-SORH

He is my teacher

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