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Pau Rolou Caiu


Capoeira Song of the Week: Pau Rolou Caiu

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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



Pau Rolou Caiu

Pau Rolou Caiu

Pow hoh-LOH kaye-OOH

The branch rolled it fell


Lá na mata ninguem viu

Lah nah MAH-tah neehnh-GHEHNH veeh/ooh

Out there in the forest, nobody saw it



sorry for the delay.  i had to do a bit more research on this one than anticipated.

- guatambu