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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

 

This one has been in my head for a couple of weeks now, get ready!

 

A Cobra Mordeu Caiçara

 

A cobra mordeu Caiçara, tim tim tim tim tim tim

A KOH-brah mohrh-DEH/OOH kaye-SAH-rah, cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh

The snake bit Caiçara, tim (x6) (could be the sound of the berimbau, or just sound to sing)

 

(coro/chorus)

A cobra mordeu Caiçara, tim tim tim tim tim tim

A KOH-brah mohrh-DEH/OOH kaye-SAH-rah, cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh cheehnh

The snake bit Caiçara, tim (x6) (could be the sound of the berimbau, or just sound to sing)

 

 

Olha mordeu Caiçara

OHL-yah mohrh-DEH/OOH kaye-SAH-rah

Look out it bit Caiçara

 

(coro/chorus)

Ê morreu

Eh moh-HEH/OOH

Eh he died

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