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Eu Sou Movido Pela Capoeira

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Capoeira Song of the Week: Eu Sou Movido Pela Capoeira

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Eu Sou Movido Pela Capoeira

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau


Na ladainha de Angola

Nah lah-dah-EEHNH-yah deeh ahng-GOH-lah

In the ladainha of Angola

Na quadra da regional

Nah KWAH-drah dah hey-zheeh-oh-NAU

In the quadra of regional

No gingar de um capoeira

Nooh zheehnh-GAHRH deeh oohnh kah-poh-EY-rah

In the ginga of a cpoeirista

No toque do berimbau!

Nooh TOH-keeh dooh beeh-reehnh-BOW

In the rhythm of the berimbau

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau



O mundo fica pequeno

Ooh MOOHN-dooh FEEH-kah peh-KEH-nooh

The world gets small

Quando a roda começa

KWAHN-dooh ah HOH-dah koh-MEH-sah

When the roda starts

Expresso o meu sentimento

Eh-SPREHS-sooh ooh meh/ooh sehnh-teeh-MEHNH-tooh

I express my feeling

Deixo o meu corpo falar!

DEH-shooh ooh meh/ooh KOHRH-pooh fah-LAHRH

I let my body talk

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau

 

É o berimbau quem me chama

Eh/ah ooh beeh-reehnh-BOW kehnh meeh SHAH-mah

It's the berimbau that calls me

E a capoeira que me leva

Eeh ah kah-pooh-EY-rah keeh meeh LEH-vah

And capoeira that carries me

E ao meu Deus eu agradeço

Eeh ow meh/ooh Deh/oohs eh/ooh ah-grah-DEH-sooh

And to my God I thank

Ao lugar que me levar!

Ow looh-GAHRH keeh meeh leh-VAHRH

For wherever I am taken

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau


Comecei por brincadeira

Koh-meh-SEY pohrh breehnh-kah-DEY-rah

I started for fun

Comecei sem emoção

Koh-meh-SEY sehnh eh-moh-SOWHN

I started without emotion

Mais depois a capoeira

Mayez deeh-POYZ ah kah-pooh-EY-rah

But after capoeira

Conquistou meu coração!

Kohnh-keehs-TOH meh/ooh koh-rah-SOWHNH

It won my heart over

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau



Escolhi a capoeira

Ehs-koh-LYEEH ah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I chose capoeira

Porque ela me escolheu

POHRH-kay EH-lah meeh Ehs-koh-LYEH/OOH

Because she chose me

Olhei pra ela, ela sorriu

Oh-LYEY prah EH-lah, EH-lah soh-HEEH/OOH

I looked for her, she smilled

E naquele instante me escolheu!

Eeh nah-KEH-leeh eehnh-STAHN-teeh meeh ehs-koh-LYEH/OOH

And in that instant she chose me

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau, ai ai ai ai

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW, aye aye aye aye

I am moved by the berimbau, ai ai ai ai

(coro/chorus)

Eu sou movido pela capoeira

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-lah kah-pooh-EY-rah

I am moved by capoeira

Eu sou movido pelo berimbau

Eh/ooh soh moh-VEEH-dooh PEH-looh beeh-reehnh-BOW

I am moved by the berimbau

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