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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 Tamandua for this week's submission.  Enjoy!

 

Tem Ouro Tem Prata (Sobrado de Mamãe)

 

O sobrado de mamãe é debaixo d'água

Ooh soh-BRAH-dooh deeh mah-MAYE eh/ah deeh-BAYE-shooh dah-AH-gwah

My mother's loft is under water

O sobrado de mamãe é debaixo d'água

Ooh soh-BRAH-dooh deeh mah-MAYE eh/ah deeh-BAYE-shooh dah-AH-gwah

My mother's loft is under water

Debaixo d'água, por cima da areia

Deeh-BAYE-shooh dah-AH-gwah, pohrh SEEH-mah dah ah-RAY-ah

Under water, on top of the sand

 

Tem ouro, tem prata

Tehnh OH-rooh, tehnh PRAH-tah

It has gold, it has silver

Tem diamante que nos "alumeia" *

Tehnh deeh-ah-MAHN-cheeh keeh noise ah-looh-MAY-ah

It has diamonds that illuminate us 

 

(coro/chorus)

Tem ouro, tem prata

Tehnh OH-rooh, tehnh PRAH-tah

It has gold, it has silver

Tem diamante que nos "alumeia" *

Tehnh deeh-ah-MAHN-cheeh keeh noise ah-looh-MAY-ah

It has diamonds that illuminate us 

 

* "Alumeia" is not correct portuguese.  If the portuguese were correct it would be "Ilumina."  Some poetic license is being taken with the language.

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