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The English translation is in regular text

 

Last week's got me thinking about this week's.  Enjoy!

 

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

 

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Who goes there?  It’s me

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Who goes there?  It’s me

Berimbau bateu,

Beer-eenh-BOW bah-TEH/OO

playing the berimbau

Capoeria sou eu

kah-pooh-EY-rah soh eh/oo

Capoeira that is me

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Who goes there?  It’s me

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Who goes there?  It’s me

Berimbau bateu,

Beer-eenh-BOW bah-TEH/OO

playing the berimbau

Capoeria sou eu

kah-pooh-EY-rah soh eh/oo

Capoeira that's me

 

Eu venho de longe,

Eh/oo VEHNH-yooh deeh LOHN-zheeh

I came from far,

Venho da Bahia,

VEHNH-yooh dah bah-EEH-ah

Came from Bahia

Jogo Capoeira,

ZHOH-gooh kah-pooh-EY-rah

I play Capoeira,

De noite e de dia

deeh noych eeh deeh DEEH-ah

Day and night

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Capoeira that's me

Quem vem lá, sou eu,

kehnh vehnh lah, soh eh/oo

Who goes there?  It’s me

Berimbau bateu,

Beer-eenh-BOW bah-TEH/OO

playing the berimbau

Capoeria sou eu

kah-pooh-EY-rah soh eh/oo

Capoeira that is me

 

Mais sou eu sou eu,

Mayez soh eh/oo soh eh/oo

But it’s me, it’s me

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá

kehnh vehnh lah

Who goes there?

 

Eu sou brevenuto

Eh/oo soh breh-veh-NOOH-tooh

I am brave

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá

kehnh vehnh lah

Who goes there?

 

Montado a cavalo

Mohn-TAH-dooh ah kah-VAH-looh

Riding the horse

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá

kehnh vehnh lah

Who goes there?

 

Fumando a charuto

Fooh-MAHN-dooh ah shah-ROOH-tooh

Smoking a cigar

 

(coro/chorus)

Quem vem lá

kehnh vehnh lah

Who goes there?

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