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 and Bombinha for this week's submission.  Enjoy!

 

Esse Ano Eu Vou pra Bahia

 

Esse ano eu vou pra Bahia de qualquer maneira

EH-seeh AH-nooh eh/ooh voh prah bah-EEH-ah deeh kwahl-kehrh mah-NEY-rah

This year I am going to Bahia no matter what

(coro/chorus)

Esse ano eu vou pra Bahia de qualquer maneira

EH-seeh AH-nooh eh/ooh voh prah bah-EEH-ah deeh kwahl-kehrh mah-NEY-rah

This year I am going to Bahia no matter what

 

Vou tocar berimbau, vou dar salto mortal, vou jogar capoeira

Voh toh-KAHRH beeh-reenh-BOW, voh dahrh SOW-tooh mohrh-TOW, voh zhoh-GAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am going to play berimbau, i am going to do a back flip, i am going to play capoeira

(coro/chorus)

Vou tocar berimbau, vou dar salto mortal, vou jogar capoeira

Voh toh-KAHRH beeh-reenh-BOW, voh dahrh SOW-tooh mohrh-TOW, voh zhoh-GAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am going to play berimbau, i am going to do a back flip, i am going to play capoeira

 

Esse ano eu vou pra Bahia de qualquer maneira

EH-seeh AH-nooh eh/ooh voh prah bah-EEH-ah deeh kwahl-kehrh mah-NEY-rah

This year I am going to Bahia no matter what

(coro/chorus)

Esse ano eu vou pra Bahia de qualquer maneira

EH-seeh AH-nooh eh/ooh voh prah bah-EEH-ah deeh kwahl-kehrh mah-NEY-rah

This year I am going to Bahia no matter what

 

Quem não foi pra Bahia não conhece a magia de jogar capoeira

Kehnh nownh foi prah Bah-EEH-ah nownh koh-NYEH-seeh ah mah-ZHEE-ah deeh zhoh-GAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

Those who haven't gone to Bahia don't know the magic of playing capoeira

(coro/chorus)

Quem não foi pra Bahia não conhece a magia de jogar capoeira

Kehnh nownh foi prah Bah-EEH-ah nownh koh-NYEH-seeh ah mah-ZHEE-ah deeh zhoh-GAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

Those who haven't gone to Bahia don't know the magic of playing capoeira

 

* Like many capoeira songs, there are other verses to this song.  If you know of any you like, add them in the comments below.

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