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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 Regina for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Um Pouquinho de Dendê

 

Eu vim aqui buscar um pouquinho de dendê

Eh/ooh veehnh ah-KEEH boohs-KAHRH oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

I came here in search of a little bit of dendê

(coro/chorus)

Eu vim aqui buscar um pouquinho de dendê

Eh/ooh veehnh ah-KEEH boohs-KAHRH oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

I came here in search of a little bit of dendê

 

Prá passar do berimbau um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh beeh-reehnh-BOW oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the berimbau, a little bit of dendê

(coro/chorus)

Prá passar do berimbau um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh beeh-reehnh-BOW oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the berimbau, a little bit of dendê

 

Prá passar do atabaque um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh ah-tah-BAH-keeh oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the atabaque, a little bit of dendê

(coro/chorus)

Prá passar do atabaque um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh ah-tah-BAH-keeh oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the atabaque, a little bit of dendê

 

Prá passar do agogô um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh ah-goh-GOH oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the agogô, a little bit of dendê

(coro/chorus)

Prá passar do agogô um pouquinho de dendê

Prah pah-SAHRH dooh ah-goh-GOH oohnh poh-KEEHN-yooh deeh dehn-DEH

To pass from the agogô, a little bit of dendê

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