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Capoeira Song of the Week:  Besouro Cordão de Ouro

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Capoeira Song of the Week: Besouro Cordão de Ouro

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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.

 

Besouro Cordão de Ouro

 

Quando eu morrer

KWAHN-dooh eh/ooh moh-HEHRH

When I die

Me enterre na Lapinha

Meeh ehnh-TEH-heeh  nah lah-PEEHNH-yah

Bury me in Lapinha

 

(coro/chorus)

Quando eu morrer

KWAHN-dooh eh/ooh moh-HEHRH

When I die

Me enterre na Lapinha

Meeh ehnh-TEH-heeh  nah lah-PEEHNH-yah

Bury me in Lapinha

 

Calça culote, paletó almofadinha

KAH/W-sah, kooh-LOH-teeh, pah-leh-TO, ah/w-moh-fah-DEEHNH-yah

Culotte pants, blazer jacket all elegant and sharp

 

(coro/chorus)

Calça culote, paletó almofadinha

KAH/W-sah, kooh-LOH-teeh, pah-leh-TO, ah/w-moh-fah-DEEHNH-yah

Culotte pants, blazer jacket all elegant and sharp

 

Adeus, Bahia, Zumzumzum, Cordão de Ouro

Ah-DEH/OOHS, Bah-EEH-ah, zoohnh-zoohnh-zoohnh, Kohrh-DOWHNH deeh OH-rooh

Goodbye Bahia, zumzumzum, Golden Belt

Eu vou partir porque mataram meu Besouro

Eh/ooh voh pahrh-TEEHRH POHRH-kay mah-TAH-rahnh meh/ooh beeh-ZOH-rooh

Iam getting out of here because they killed my Besouro

É zumzumzum

Eh/ah zoohnh-zoohnh-zoohnh

It's zumzumzum

 

(coro/chorus)

É Besouro

Eh/ah Beeh-ZOH-rooh

It's Besouro

 

Agora sim, que mataram o meu Besouro,

Ah-GOH-rah seehnh, keeh mah-TAH-rahnh ooh meh/ooh Beeh-ZOH-rooh

Now it's so, they killed my Besouro,

Depois de morte, Besourinho Cordão de Ouro

Deeh-POYEZ deeh MOHRH-teeh, beeh-zoh-REEHNH-yooh KOHRH-dowhnh deeh OH-rooh

After death, Besourinho Golden Belt

 

(coro/chorus)

Agora sim, que mataram o meu Besouro,

Ah-GOH-rah seehnh, keeh mah-TAH-rahnh ooh meh/ooh Beeh-ZOH-rooh

Now it's so, they killed my Besouro,

Depois de morte, Besourinho Cordão de Ouro

Deeh-POYEZ deeh MOHRH-teeh, beeh-zoh-REEHNH-yooh KOHRH-dowhnh deeh OH-rooh

After death, Besourinho Golden Belt

 

Como é que chama?

KOH-mooh eh/ah keeh SHAH-mah

What is his name?

 

(coro/chorus)

Cordão de Ouro

KOHRH-dowhnh deeh OH-rooh

Golden Belt

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