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The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

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

 

Ê Baianinha   

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Ê baianinha  Ê baianinha

Eh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah  Eh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah

Eh little girl from Bahia

Baianinha chegou lá

Baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah sheh-GOH lah

The little girl from Bahia arrived there

Vendendo seu vatapá

Vehn-DEHN-dooh seh/ooh vah-tah-PAH

Selling here vatapá

A praça estava vazia

Ah PRAH-sah eh-STAH-vah vah-ZEEH-ah

The plaza was empty

Sem niguem para comprar

SEHNH neehnh-GEYHNH PAH-rah kohm-PRAHRH

And no one was there to buy anything

Ela armou um fogareiro

EH-lah ahr-MOH oohnh foh-gah-REY-rooh

She lit the portable stove

E fritou acarajê

Eeh freeh-TOH ah-kah-rah-JEH/AH

And fried the acarajê

Fez da praça um terreiro

Fehz dah PRAH-sah oohnh teh-HEY-rooh

She made the plaza into a terreiro

Pra bater um candomblê

Prah bah-TEHRH oohnh kahn-dohm-BLEH/AH

To do a candomblê ceremony

 

Ê baianinha  Ê baianinha

Eh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah  Eh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah

Eh little girl from Bahia  Eh little girl from Bahia

Ê le baianinha meu amor

Eh leh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah meh/ooh ah-MOHRH

Eh little girl from Bahia my love

Ê baianinha

Eh baye-yah-NEEHNH-yah

Eh little girl from Bahia  Eh little girl from Bahia

 

 

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