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The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

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Thanks Mestre Urubu Malandro!

 

Ê Swingueira

 

(coro/chorus)

Ê swingueira

Eh sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Eh groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira  (2x)

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing


Quarenta anos do grupo Cordão de Ouro

Kwah-REHN-tah AH-noohs dooh GROOH-pooh kohrh-DOWNH deeh OH-rooh

Forty years of grupo Cordão de Ouro

Balançando e suingando

Bah-lahn-SAHN-dooh eeh sooing-GAHN-dooh

Swaying and getting groovy/funky/swing-y

Venha suingar tambem

VEYN-yah sooing-GARH tahm-BAYNH

Come and get funky/groovy/swing-y too

A grande roda

Ah GRAHN-deeh HOH-dah

The big roda

Aqui tem muita energia

Ah-keeh teinh MOOHEEH-tah eh-nerh-ZHEEH-ah

Here has a lot of energy

É o som que contagía

Eh/ah ooh SONH keeh kohn-tah-ZHEE-ah

It's the sound that's contagious

Capoeira só faz bem

Kah-pooh-EY-rah sohah fiez beinh

Capoeira only does good

É Swingueira

Eh/ah sooh-ing-GEY-rah

It's groovy/funky/swing

 

(coro/chorus)

Ê swingueira

Eh sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Eh groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira  (2x)

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing

 

Mestre Suassuna

MEHS-treeh sooh-ah-SOOH-nah

Mestre Suassuna

Me ensinou os fundamentos

Meeh ehn-seeh-NOH oos foon-dah-MEHN-toos

Taught me the fundamentals

Capoeira jogar dentro

Kah-pooh-EY-rah zhoh-GARH DEHN-trooh

Of playing capoeira inside/close

Angola e regional

Ahng-GOH-lah eeh heh-zheeh-oh-NOW

Angola and Regional

No miudinho

Nooh meeh-ooh-JEENH-yooh

In miudinho

Tem que ter conhecimento

Teinh keeh tehrh kohn-yeh-see-MEHN-tooh

You have to have the knowledge

Pra fazer bem redondinho

Prah fah-ZERH beinh heh-dohn-DEENH-yooh

To do it nice and full

Pra fazer jogo legal

Prah fah-ZERH ZHOH-gooh leh-GOW

To make a cool game

É Swingueira

Eh/ah sooh-ing-GEY-rah

It's groovy/funky/swing

 

(coro/chorus)

Ê swingueira

Eh sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Eh groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing

Swingueira  (2x)

Sooh-ing-GEY-rah

Groovy/funky/swing

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