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Capoeira Song of the Week: Avisa Seu Patrão

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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

 

Avisa Seu Patrão

 

Ô menino, avisa seu patrão

Oh mehneehnh-nooh, ah-VEEH-zah seh/ooh pah-TROWHNH

Oh kid, go warn your boss

A onça pegou o boi na descida do grotão 

Ah OHNH- sah peh-GOH ooh boy nah deh-SEEH-dah dooh groh-TOWHNH

The jaguar caught the steer on the descent of the divide

Eu falei 

Eh/ooh fah-LEY 

I said


(coro/chorus) 

Ô menino, avisa seu patrão

Oh mehneehnh-nooh, ah-VEEH-zah seh/ooh pah-TROWHNH

Oh kid, go warn your boss

A onça pegou o boi na descida do grotão 

Ah OHNH- sah peh-GOH ooh boy nah deh-SEEH-dah dooh groh-TOWHNH

The jaguar caught the steer on the descent of the divide

 

A onça pintada é valente e traçoeira 

Ah OHNH-sah peehnh-TAH-dah eh/ah vah-LEHNH-teeh eeh trah-sooh-EY-rah

The spotted jaguar is brave and treacherous

Pegou o boi malhado no meio da capoeira 

Peh-GOH ooh boy mah-LYAH-dooh nooh MEY-ooh dah kah-pooh-EY-rah 

It caught the spotted steer in the middle of the underbrush

Eu falei 

Eh/ooh fah-LEY 

I said


(coro/chorus) 

Ô menino, avisa seu patrão

Oh mehneehnh-nooh, ah-VEEH-zah seh/ooh pah-TROWHNH

Oh kid, go warn your boss

A onça pegou o boi na descida do grotão 

Ah OHNH- sah peh-GOH ooh boy nah deh-SEEH-dah dooh groh-TOWHNH

The jaguar caught the steer on the descent of the divide

 

O patrão tá chorando com razão 

Ooh pah-TROWHNH tah shoh-RAHNH-dooh kohnh hah-ZOWHNH 

The owner/boss is crying with good reason

Tá sintindo falto do malhado campeão

Tah seehnh-TEEHNH-dooh FOW-tooh dooh mah-LYAH-dooh kahnh-peeh-OWHNH 

He's feeling the loss of his spotted champion

Eu falei 

Eh/ooh fah-LEY 

I said

 

(coro/chorus) 

Ô menino, avisa seu patrão

Oh mehneehnh-nooh, ah-VEEH-zah seh/ooh pah-TROWHNH

Oh kid, go warn your boss

A onça pegou o boi na descida do grotão 

Ah OHNH- sah peh-GOH ooh boy nah deh-SEEH-dah dooh groh-TOWHNH

The jaguar caught the steer on the descent of the divide

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