Monday, October 22, 2007

Funk Da Pamonha

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This song cracks me up beyond all reason. It is sung by Rodney Dy and is called "Funk da Pamonha". A pamonha is a Brazilian dish made of mushed corn and cooked in corn husk pockets. This song uses advertisement slogans like the ones you hear from the speakers of advertising cars and bikes. That is one job I would not want. The other food mentioned in the song is cural, which is also made of corn.

The lyrics go along the lines of "come see my pamonha stand", "my pamonha's are cheaper then theirs" and "if I give you my pamonha will you give me your cural?" I would love for someone who speaks Portuguese to translate this for me!

5 comments:

maeverin said...

is this supposed to be some innuendo like "milkshake"?
--i still haven't figured that one out.

Rogener Pavinski said...

Haha, it´s so hilarious as ridiculous.

here is a info about pamonha:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamonha


I've made a fast translation over the original lyrics:

****

Alô dona de casa...
Pamonha... Pamonha... Pamonha...
É o puro suco do milho

Alô dona de casa
Olha a pamonha
Olha o cural

Vai pamonha, vai cural
Vai pamonha, vai cural

Vamos chegando, experimentando
Pamonhas fresquinhas do jeitinho do seu paladar
Uma delícia...

Quanto você acha que custa essa pamonha?
Mas quanto você acha que custa este cural?
Quanto você acha que custa essa pamonha?
Mas quanto você acha que custa este cural?

Preço da pamonha muito alto
Põe uma pamonha mais embaixo
Preço da pamonha muito alto
A pamonha é mais embaixo

Se eu te dou minha pamonha tu me dá o teu cural?
Se eu te dou minha pamonha tu me dá o teu cural?

Tragam bacias, tragam panelas
Tragam bacias, tragam panelas

*****

Hello housewife
Pamonha...
It´s the purest corn's juice

Hello Housewife
See the pamonha
See the cural

Go the pamonha
Go cural

Come on and taste
Fresh pamonha just for you taste
Delicious

How much you think this pamonha costs?
And How much you think this cural costs?
How much you think this pamonha costs?
And How much you think this cural costs?

The price of pamonha is too high
Get the pamonha lower
The price of pamonha is too high
The pamonha is down below

If i gave to you my pamonha, do you give to me your cural?
If i gave to you my pamonha, do you give to me your cural?
(it´s a kind of sex insinuation here)

Bring basins, bring pots
Bring basins, bring pots

Paulina said...

Thank you dear Rogener!

maeverin said...

my pamonha brings all the boys in the yard
that's right, it's better than yours
damn straight, it's better than yours...

Paulina said...

I could teach you but I'd have to charge!