You submit the songs.  We show you the lyrics, translation, and give some phonetic spelling to help your pronunciation.

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

 

Thanks to Risos for this week's submission.  Enjoy!

 

Tamanduá, Como vai Coroa

 

Tamanduá Bandeira from Brazil

Tamanduá, como vai coroa*

Tah-mahn-dooh-AH, KOH-mooh vay koh-ROH-ah

Anteater, how's it going ya old fella*        

Tamanduá, como vai coroa

Tah-mahn-dooh-AH, KOH-mooh vay koh-ROH-ah

Anteater, how's it going old fella

Olha Tamanduá

OHL-yah tah-mahn-dooh-AH

Hey anteater

 

(coro/chorus)

Como vai coroa

KOH-mooh vay koh-ROH-ah

How's it going old fella

 

*Coroa literally translates to crown, ;ike the crown of a king or queen.  It's used to mean like a cool old man.  It's a term of endearment.

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