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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 Beija Flor for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Maculelê

 

Boa noite pra quem é de boa noite  (Boa noite!)

BOH-ah NOY-chee prah kehnh eh/ah deeh BOH-ah NOY-chee  (BOH-ah NOY-chee)

Good night for all those for whom it's good night

Bom dia pra quem é de bom dia  (Bom dia!)

Bohnh DEEH-ah prah kehnh eh/ah deeh bohnh DEE-ah  (Bohnh DEE-ah)

Good morning for all those for whom it's good morning

A benção meu papai a benção

Ah BEHNH-sownhn meh-ooh pah-paye ah BEHNH-sownhn

The big blessing my daddy the big blessing

Maculelê é o rei da valentia

Mah-kooh-leh-LEH eh/ah ooh hey dah vah-lehn-TEEH-ah

Maculelê is the king of bravery

 

(coro/chorus)

Boa noite pra quem é de boa noite

BOH-ah NOY-chee prah kehnh eh/ah deeh BOH-ah NOY-chee  (BOH-ah NOY-chee)

Good night for all those for whom it's good night

Bom dia pra quem é de bom dia

Bohnh DEEH-ah prah kehnh eh/ah deeh bohnh DEE-ah  (Bohnh DEE-ah)

Good morning for all those for whom it's good morning

A benção meu papai a benção

Ah BEHNH-sownhn meh-ooh pah-paye ah BEHNH-sownhn

The big blessing my daddy the big blessing

Maculê é o rei da valentia

Mah-kooh-leh-LEH eh/ah ooh hey dah vah-lehn-TEEH-ah

Maculelê is the king of bravery

 

Sou eu, sou eu

Soh eh/ooh, soh eh/ooh

It's me, it's me

Sou eu, Maculelê, sou eu

soh eh/ooh, Mah-kooh-leh-LEH, soh eh/ooh

It's me, Maculelê, it's me

 

(coro/chorus)

Sou eu, sou eu

Soh eh/ooh, soh eh/ooh

It's me, it's me

Sou eu, Maculelê, sou

soh eh/ooh, Mah-kooh-leh-LEH, soh eh/ooh

It's me, Maculelê, it's me

 

Eu Venho de longe

Eh/ooh VEHNH-yooh deeh LOHN-zheeh

I come from far away

De Aruanda

Deeh ah-rooh-AHN-dah

From Aruanda

Trazer maculelê, capoeira e canto

Trah-ZEHRH Mah-kooh-leh-LEH, kah-pooh-EY-rah eeh KAHN-tooh

Bringing maculelê, capoeira and song

 

(coro/chorus)

Sou eu, sou eu

Soh eh/ooh, soh eh/ooh

It's me, it's me

Sou eu, Maculelê, sou eu

soh eh/ooh, Mah-kooh-leh-LEH, soh eh/ooh

It's me, Maculelê, it's me

 

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