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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 Risos for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Mora Iêmanja

 

Quando a maré baixar

KWAHn-dooh ah mah-REH baye-SHAHRH

When the tide goes down

Vá lhe visitar

Vah lyeeh veeh-zeeh-TAHRH

You go to visit her

Vá lhe fazer devoçao

Vah lyeeh fah-ZEHRH deh-voh-SOWNH

You go to make a devotional off

Vá lhe presentear, no mar

Vah lyeeh preh-zehn-chee-AHRH, nooh mahrh

You go to present yourself

 

Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea 


Mora Iêmanja

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea 


Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea

 

 

Ô, varios negros foram pro Brasil

OH, VAH-reeh-oohs NEH-groohs FOH-rahnh prooh brah-ZEEW

Oh, many blacks went to Brasil

Bantus, Nagôs e Iorubas

BAHN-toohs, nah-GOHS eeh yoh-rooh-BAHS

Bantus, Nagôs and Iorubas

Dentro do navio negreiro

DEHN-trooh dooh nah-VEEH-ooh neh-GREY-rooh

Inside the slave ship

Deixaram suas lágrimas correr no mar,

Day-SHAH-rahnh SOOH-ahs LAH-greeh-mahs koh-HEHRH nooh mahrh

They let their tears run in the sea

No mar…

Nooh mahrh

In the sea

 

Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea


Mora Iêmanja

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea


Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea

 

 

Ô sua lágrima correu pro mar

Oh SOOH-ah LAH-greeh-mah koh-heh/ooh prooh mahrh

Oh your tear ran through the sea

Tocou no peito de Iemanjá

Toh-KOH nooh PEYE-tooh deeh eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Touched the chest of Iemanjá

Ela podia mudar a maré

EH-lah poh-DEEH-ah mooh-DAHRH ah mah-REH

She can change the tide

Fazer meu navio voltar pra Guiné, no mar…

Fah-ZEHRH meh/ooh nah-VEEH-ooh vohl-TAHRH prah geeh-NEH, nooh mahrh

Make my boat return to Guinea,  in the sea

 

Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea


Mora Iêmanja

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea


Mora Iemanjá

MOH-rah eeh/yay-mahn-ZHAH

Lives Iemanjá

 

(coro/chorus)

No mar

Nooh mahrh

In the sea

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