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This one I have been hearing quite a bit in different places here in Rio de Janeiro!

 

Tem Areia

 

No Fundo do mar tem pedra

Nooh FOOHN-dooh dooh mahrh tehnh PEH-drah

On the bottom of the see you have rock

Em baixo da pedra tem areia

Ehnh BAYE-shooh dah PEH-drah tehnh ah-RAY-ah

Underneath the rock you have sand

Onde mora Iemanjá

OHN-jeeh MOH-rah Yay-mahn-JAH

Where Iemanjá lives

Minha mae minha sereia

MEEHNH-yah maye MEEHNH-yah seh-RAY-ah

My mother my mermaid

 

(coro/chorus)

No Fundo do mar tem pedra

Nooh FOOHN-dooh dooh mahrh tehnh PEH-drah

On the bottom of the see you have rock

Em baixo da pedra tem areia

Ehnh BAYE-shooh dah PEH-drah tehnh ah-RAY-ah

Underneath the rock you have sand

Onde mora Iemanjá

OHN-jeeh MOH-rah Yay-mahn-JAH

Where Iemanjá lives

Minha mae minha sereia

MEEHNH-yah maye MEEHNH-yah seh-RAY-ah

My mother my mermaid

 

Tem areia, tem areia, tem areia no fundo do mar tem areia

TEHNH ah-RAY-ah, TEHNH ah-RAY-ah, TEHNH ah-RAY-ah nooh FOOHN-dooh dooh mahrh tehnh a-RAY-ah

You have sand, you have sand, you have sand, on the bottom of the sea you have sand

 

(coro/chorus)

Tem areia, tem areia, tem areia no fundo do mar tem areia

TEHNH ah-RAY-ah, TEHNH ah-RAY-ah, TEHNH ah-RAY-ah nooh FOOHN-dooh dooh mahrh tehnh a-RAY-ah

You have sand, you have sand, you have sand, on the bottom of the sea you have sand

 

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