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 Beija Flor for this week's submission.  Enjoy!


Cana para Cortar, Café para Colher

 

Cana pra cortar, café pra colher

KAH-nah prah korh-TARH, kah-FEY prah koh-LYERH

Sugar cane to cut, coffee to pick

 

(coro/chorus)

Cana pra cortar, café pra colher

KAH-nah prah korh-TARH, kah-FEY prah koh-LYERH

Sugar cane to cut, coffee to pick

 

O nego lutava (Ora meu Deus)

Ooh NEH-gooh looh-TAH-vah (OH-rah meh/ooh Deh/oohs)

The black man fought (pray to god)

Pra Sobreviver

Prah soh-breh-veeh-VERH

In order to survive

 

(coro/chorus)

O nego lutava (Ora meu Deus)

Ooh NEH-gooh looh-TAH-vah (OH-rah meh/ooh Deh/oohs)

The black man fought (pray to god)

Pra Sobreviver

Prah soh-breh-veeh-VERH

In order to survive

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