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Cuidado Menino

 

Marê, marê, marê cheia, a marê tá cheia

Cuidado menino pra não se afogar

Mah-REY, mah-REY, mah-REY SHEY-ah, ah mah-REY tah SHEY-ah

Kweeh-DAH-dooh meh-NEEHNH-nooh prah nownh seeh ah-foh-GAHRH

The tide, the tide, the high tide, the tide is high

Be careful little boy so you don't drown yourself

(coro/chorus)

Marê marê, marê cheia, a marê tá cheia

Cuidado menino pra não se afogar

Mah-REY, mah-REY, mah-REY SHEY-ah, ah mah-REY tah SHEY-ah

Kweeh-DAH-dooh meh-NEEHNH-nooh prah nownh seeh ah-foh-GAHRH

The tide, the tide, the high tide, the tide is high

Be careful little boy so you don't drown yourself

Ô meu mestre falou pra ser um bom capoeir

Tem que ter fundamento, molejo, mandinga e sabe vadi

Oh meh/ooh MEHS-treeh fah-LOH prah sehrh oohnh bohnh kah-pooh-EY-rah

Tehnh keeh tehrh foohn-dah-MEHN-tooh, mooh-LEH-jooh, mahn-JEEHNH-gah eeh SAH-beeh vah-deeh-AHRH

Oh my mestre said to be a good capoeira player

You have to have fundamentals, molejo*, mandinga*, and know how to have fun

(coro/chorus)

Marê marê, marê cheia, a marê tá cheia

uidado menino pra não se afogar

Mah-REY, mah-REY, mah-REY SHEY-ah, ah mah-REY tah SHEY-ah

Kweeh-DAH-dooh meh-NEEHNH-nooh prah nownh seeh ah-foh-GAHRH

The tide, the tide, the high tide, the tide is high

Be careful little boy so you don't drown yourself

Ô meu mestre falou pra ser um bom capoeira

Tem que ir a Bahia pedir a benção da Rainha Do Mar

Oh meh/ooh MEHS-treeh fah-LOH prah sehrh oohnh bohnh kah-pooh-EY-rah

Tehnh keeh eehrh ah bah-EEH-ah peh-JEEHRH ah  BEHNH-sownh dah hah-EEHNH-yah dood mahrh

Oh my mestre said to be a good capoeira player

You have to go to Bahia to ask for a big blessing from the Queen of the Sea

(coro/chorus)

Marê marê, marê cheia, a marê tá cheia

Cuidado menino pra não se afogar

Mah-REY, mah-REY, mah-REY SHEY-ah, ah mah-REY tah SHEY-ah

Kweeh-DAH-dooh meh-NEEHNH-nooh prah nownh seeh ah-foh-GAHRH

The tide, the tide, the high tide, the tide is high

Be careful little boy so you don't drown yourself

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