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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
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