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Capoeira Song of the Week: Pisa Caboclo

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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.

 

Pisa Caboclo

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Pisa lá que eu piso cá

PEEH-zah lah keeh eh/ooh PEEH-zooh kah

Step there so that I step here

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Na batido do meu gunga

Nah bah-TEEH-dah dooh meh/ooh GOOHNH-gah

On the beat of my gunga

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Pisa lá que eu piso cá

PEEH-zah lah keeh eh/ooh PEEH-zooh kah

Step there so that I step here

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

 

Na batido do meu gunga

Nah bah-TEEH-dah dooh meh/ooh GOOHNH-gah

On the beat of my gunga

Quero ver você pisar

KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

I want to see you step

 

(coro/chorus)

Pisa caboclo, quero ver você pisar

PEEH-zah kah-BOH-klooh KEH-rooh vehrh voh-SAY peeh-ZAHRH

Step caboclo, I want to see you step

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