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Meu Mestre, Meu Amigo

by Mestre Brasília

 

Quando eu vim do cativeiro

Kwahn-dooh eh/ooh veehnh dooh kah-cheeh-VEY-rooh

When I came from bondage

Nada sabia

NAH-dah sah-BEEH-ah

I knew nothing

Me perdi na cidade grande

Meeh pehrh-DEEH nah seeh-DAH-deeh GRAHN-deeh

I got lost in the big city

Sem ter pra onde ir

Sehnh tehrh prah OHN-deeh eehrh

With nowhere to go

Um dia, que belo dia, que encontrei um amigo

Oohnh DEEH-ah, keeh BEH-looh DEEH-ah, keeh ehnh-kohnh-TREY oohnh ah-MEEH-gooh

One day, what a beautiful day, I met a friend

Amigo que hoje é meu mestre

Ah-MEEH-gooh keeh OH-zheeh eh/ah meh/ooh MEHS-treeh

Friend that today is my mestre

Amigo irmão

Ah-MEEH-gooh eehrh-mownh

Friend brother

Foi ele que me ensinou tudo que hoje sei

Foy IH-leeh keeh meeh ehnh-seeh-NOH TOOH-dooh keeh OH-zheeh sey

It was he who taught me all I know today

A capoeira é a luta mais livre que me fez acreditar

AH kah-pooh-EY-rah eh/ah ah LOOH-tah mayez LEEH-vreeh keeh meeh feyz ah-kreh-deeh-TAHRH

Capoeira is a freer fight that made me believe

Que tudo na vida tem um segredo

Keeh TOOH-dooh nah VEEH-dah tehnh oohnh seh-GREH-dooh

That everything in life has a secret

Malícia,gingado, seu jeito de amar

Mah-LEEH-seeh-ah, zheehnh-GAH-dooh, seh/ooh ZHEY-tooh deeh ah-MAHRH

Guile, balance, its own way to love

Capoeira,capoeira que me ensinou

Kah-pooh-EY-rah, kah-pooh-EY-rah keeh meeh ehnh-seeh-NOH

Capoeira, Capoeira taught me

Que me ensinou a amar,capoeira

Keeh meeh ehnh-seeh-NOH ah ah-MAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

Taught me how to love, capoeira

 

(coro/chorus)

Capoeira,capoeira,que me ensinou

Kah-pooh-EY-rah, kah-pooh-EY-rah keeh meeh ehnh-seeh-NOH

Capoeira, Capoeira taught me

Que me ensinou a amar,capoeira

Keeh meeh ehnh-seeh-NOH ah ah-MAHRH kah-pooh-EY-rah

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