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Capoeira Song of the Week: Hoje Tem Capoeira

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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

 

From Ponta de Flecha.  Enjoy!

Hoje Tem Capoeira

E vai

Eeh vaye

And he's going

 

(coro/chorus)

Vai vai vai cair

Vaye vaye vaye kaye-EEHRH

He's going going going to fall

 

Beleza, beleza

Beh-LEH-zah, beh-LEH-zah

Beautiful, beautiful

 

(coro/chorus)

Vai vai vai cair

Vaye vaye vaye kaye-EEHRH

He's going going going to fall

 

Hoje tem capoeira

OH-zheeh tehnh kah-pooh-EY-rah

Today we have capoeira

 

(coro/chorus)

Vai vai vai cair

Vaye vaye vaye kaye-EEHRH

He's going going going to fall

 

O que é isso aí?

Ooh keeh eh/ah EEH-sooh ah-EEH?

What's that there?

 

(coro/chorus)

Meu povo que beleza

Meh/ooh POH-vooh keeh beh-LEH-zah

My people how beautiful

Essa é a capoeira com certeza

EHS-sah eh/ah ah kah-pooh-EY-rah kohnh sehrh-TEH-zah

This is capoeira for sure

 

Beleza, beleza

Beh-LEH-zah, beh-LEH-zah

Beautiful, beautiful

 

(coro/chorus)

Meu povo que beleza

Meh/ooh POH-vooh keeh beh-LEH-zah

My people how beautiful

Essa é a capoeira com certeza

EHS-sah eh/ah ah kah-pooh-EY-rah kohnh sehrh-TEH-zah

This is capoeira for sure

 

(coro/chorus)

Quando meu mestre passar

KWAHN-dooh meh/ooh MEHS-treeh pahs-SAHRH

When my mestre passes

 

Passar

Pahs-SAHRH

Passes

 

(coro/chorus)

Bate palmas acenando para o ar

BAH-cheeh PAHW-mahs ah-sehnh-NAHNH-dooh PAH-rah oh ahrh

Clap your hands to the sky

 

Para o ar, para o ar

PAH-rah oh ahrh, PAH-rah oh ahrh

To the sky, to the sky

 

(coro/chorus)

Não esqueça o que ele falou

Nowhnh ehs-KEH-sah ooh keeh IH-leeh fah-LOH

Don't forget what he said

 

Falou

Fah-LOH

He said

 

(coro/chorus)

Toque pandeiro, berimbau, e agogô... Falou

TOH-keeh pahn-DEY-rooh, beeh-reehnh-BOW, eeh ah-goh-GOH...  fah-LOH

Play the pandeiro, berimbau, and agogô... He said

 

Toque pandeiro, berimbau, e agogô

TOH-keeh pahn-DEY-rooh, beeh-reehnh-BOW, eeh ah-goh-GOH

Play the pandeiro, berimbau, and agogô

 

E vai

Eeh vaye

And he's going

 

(coro/chorus)

Vai vai vai cair

Vaye vaye vaye kaye-EEHRH

He's going going going to fall

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