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Capoeira Song of the Week: Berimbau de Ouro

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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.

 

Berimbau de Ouro

 

Ô Meu berimbau de Ouro minha mãe

Oh meh/ooh beeh-reehnh-BOW deeh OH-rooh MEEHNH-yah maye

Oh my golden berimbau, my mother

Eu dexei no Gantois

Eh/ooh deh-SHEY nooh gahnh-tooh-AH

I left at Gantois

Ô Meu berimbau de Ouro minha mãe

Oh meh/ooh beeh-reehnh-BOW deeh OH-rooh MEEHNH-yah maye

Oh my golden berimbau, my mother

Eu dexei no Gantois

Eh/ooh deh-SHEY nooh gahnh-tooh-AH

I left at Gantois

É um gunga bem falante

Eh/ah oohnh GOOHNH-gah behnh fah-LAHNH-teeh

It's an articulate gunga (traslation:  it sounds great)

Que dá gosto de tocar

Keeh dah GOHS-tooh deeh toh-KAHRH

That makes you want to play it

Eu dexei com Menininha

Eh/ooh deh-SHEY kohnh meh-neehnh-NEEHNH-yah

I left it with Menininha

Para ela abençoar

PAH-rah EH-lah ah-behnh-soh-AHRH

So she can bless it

Amanhã as sete horas

Ah-mahnh-YAH ahs SEH-teeh OH-rahs

Tomorrow at 7am

Pra Bahia eu vou voltar

Prah bah-EEH-ah eh/ooh voh vohl-TAHRH

I am returning to Bahia

Vou buscar meu berimbau

Voh boohs-KAHRH meh/ooh beeh-reehnh-bow

I am going to pick p my berimbau

Que dexei no Gantois

Keeh deh-SHEY nooh gahnh-tooh-AH

That I left at Gantois

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