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The format works like this:

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


Ô Meu Pandeiro


Ô meu pandeiro, minha viola 

Oh meh/ooh pahn-DEY-rooh, MEEHNH-yah veeh-OH-lah 

Oh my pandeiro, my viola



A bateria vai fazendo a marcação 

Ah bah-teh-REEH-ah vaye fah-ZEHNH-dooh ah mahrh-kah-SOWHNH 

The instruments are keeping time


Pisa no massapé escorrega 

PEEH-zah nooh mah-sah-PEH ehs-koh-HEH-gah 

Step on the slippery mud



Moleque, moleque é tu 

Moh-LEH-keeh, moh-LEH-keeh eh/ah tooh 

You're the knucklehead, knucklehead