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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

 

É da Nossa Cor

 

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

(coro/chorus)

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

Tá no sangue desta raça brasileira...  capoeira

Tah nooh SAHNG-geeh DEHS-tah HAH-sah brah-zeeh-LEY-rah... kah-pooh-EY-rah

It's in the blood of this brazailian race... capoeira

(coro/chorus)

Ê da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Berimbau

Beeh-reehnh-BOW

Berimbau

(coro/chorus)

Ê da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Atabaque

Ah-tah-BAH-keeh

Atabaque

(coro/chorus)

Ê da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Esta roda

EHS-tah HO-dah  (the 'O' here is short like in teapot)

This roda

(coro/chorus)

Ê da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

(coro/chorus)

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

Capoeira é cultura brasileira...  capoeira

Kah-pooh-EY-rah eh/ah koohl-TOOH-rah brah-zeeh-LEY-rah... kah-pooh-EY-rah

Capoeira is brazilian culture... capoeira

(coro/chorus)

Ê da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Seu Bimba  (it can be anyone you want to honor. examples to follow)

Seh/ooh BEEHNH-bah

Your Bimba

(coro/chorus)

É da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Seu Pastinha

Seh/ooh Pah-STEEHNH-yah

Your Pastinha

(coro/chorus)

É da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Acordeon

Ah-kohrh-deh-OHN

Acordeon

(coro/chorus)

É da nossa cor

Eh/ah dah NOH-sah kohrh

It's of our color

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

(coro/chorus)

Aê aê aêêê, Ô le le le le le le le le ô

Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh oh

The Ah-eh ah-eh ah-eh, Oh le le le le le le le le oh

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