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Thanks to Regina for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Alguem Me Avisou

 

Foram me chamar

FOH-rahm meeh shah-MAHRH

They were calling me

Eu estou aqui, o que é que há

Eh/ooh eh-STOH ah-KEEH, ooh keeh eh/ah keeh ah

I'm here, for what that is  

Eu estou aqui, o que é que há

Eh/ooh eh-STOH ah-KEEH, ooh keeh eh/ah keeh ah

I'm here, for what that is

Eu vim de lá, eu vim de lá pequenininho

Eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah, eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah peh-keh-neeh-NEEHNH-yooh

I came from there, I came in there little one

Mas eu vim de lá pequenininho

Mayez eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah peh-keh-neeh-NEEHNH-yooh

But I came from there little one

Alguém me avisou pra pisar nesse chão devagarinho

Ahw-GEHNH meeh ah-veeh-ZOH prah pee-ZAHRH NEH-see shownh deeh-vahrh-gah-REEHNH-yooh

Someone told me to step on the ground slowly

Alguém me avisou pra pisar nesse chão devagarinho

Ahw-GEHNH meeh ah-veeh-ZOH prah pee-ZAHRH NEH-see shownh deeh-vahrh-gah-REEHNH-yooh

Someone told me to step on the ground slowly

 

(coro/chorus)

Foram me chamar

FOH-rahm meeh shah-MAHRH

They were calling me

Eu estou aqui, o que é que há

Eh/ooh eh-STOH ah-KEEH, ooh keeh eh/ah keeh ah

I'm here, for what that is  

Eu estou aqui, o que é que há

Eh/ooh eh-STOH ah-KEEH, ooh keeh eh/ah keeh ah

I'm here, for what that is

Eu vim de lá, eu vim de lá pequenininho

Eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah, eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah peh-keh-neeh-NEEHNH-yooh

I came from there, I came in there little one

Mas eu vim de lá pequenininho

Mayez eh/ooh veehnh deeh lah peh-keh-neeh-NEEHNH-yooh

But I came from there little one

Alguém me avisou pra pisar nesse chão devagarinho

Ahw-GEHNH meeh ah-veeh-ZOH prah pee-ZAHRH NEH-see shownh deeh-vahrh-gah-REEHNH-yooh

Someone told me to step on the ground slowly

Alguém me avisou pra pisar nesse chão devagarinho

Ahw-GEHNH meeh ah-veeh-ZOH prah pee-ZAHRH NEH-see shownh deeh-vahrh-gah-REEHNH-yooh

Someone told me to step on the ground slowly

 

Sempre fui obediente 

SEHM-preeh fooh/eeh oh-beeh-deeh-EHN-chee

I have always been obedient

Mas não pude resistir

Mayez nowhnh POOH-deeh heh-zeeh-STEEHRH

But I could not resist

Foi numa roda de samba

Foy NOOH-mah HOH-dah deeh SAHNH-bah

It was a samba roda

Que juntei-me aos bambas* 

Keeh zhooh-TEY-meeh ows BAHM-bas

That I joined the bambas*    

*'Bambas' translates to something like "ace", someone really good at something

Pra me distrair

Prah me deeh-stry-EEHRH

To distract me

Quando eu voltar na Bahia 

KWAHN-dooh eh/ooh vohl-TAHRH nah bah-EEH-ah

When I come back in Bahia

Terei muito que contar

Teh-RAY MOOH/eeh-tooh keeh kohn-TAHRH

I will have much to say

Ó padrinho não se zangue

Oh pah-DREEHNH-yooh nownh seeh ZAHN-geeh

Oh  godfather don't be angry

Que eu nasci no samba

Keeh eh/ooh nah-SEEH nooh SAHNH-bah

I was born in samba

E não posso parar

Eeh nowhnh PO-sooh** pah-RAHRH         

**note there is no 'h' after the 'O' indicating a short 'o' as in 'pot'

And I can't stop

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