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O Tal do Besoro Mangangá


Certo dia numa roda

SEHRH-tooh DEEH-ah NOOH-mah HOH-dah

One day at a roda

Um moleque me chamou pra jogar

OOHNH mooh-LEH-keeh mee shah-MOH prah zhoh-GARH

A kid called me to play 

Eu que sou desconfiado

ehoo keeh soh dehs-kohn-feeh-AH-dooh

Me being suspicious  

Fiquei de lado a reparar

 Fee-KAY deeh LAH-dooh ah heh-pah-RARH

I stood aside to collect myself

E o que estava escrito na camisa

Eeh ooh keeh ehs-TAH-vah ehs-KREE-tooh nah kah-MEEH-zah

And what was written on the shirt

Era o tal do Besouro Mangangá (coro/chorus)

EH-rah ooh tow (as in towel) deeh bee-ZOH-rooh mahng-gahng-GAH

It was the mark of Besouro Mangangá

E o que tava escrito na camisa

Eeh ooh keeh ehs-TAH-vah ehs-KREE-tooh nah kah-MEEH-zah

And what was written on the shirt

Era o tal do Besouro Mangangá(coro/chorus)

EH-rah ooh tow (as in towel) deeh bee-ZOH-rooh mahng-gahng-GAH

It was the mark of Besouro Mangangá

Ê ê, ê â

EH eh, eh ah

Eh eh, eh ah

Era o tal do Besouro Mangangá (coro/chorus)

EH-rah ooh tow (as in towel) deeh bee-ZOH-rooh mahng-gahng-GAH

It was the mark of Besouro Mangangá

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