Study 'Penpen De Sarapen'

Penpen de Sarapen is a popular children’s rhyming chant in the Philippines. 

TAGALOG SONG LYRICS
 
 Pen pen de sarapen,
de kutsilyo de almasen
Haw, haw de carabao batutin

Sipit namimilipit ginto't pilak
Namumulaklak sa tabi ng dagat.

Sayang pula tatlong pera
Sayang puti tatlong salapi
 
The verses don't make much sense but the words are fun to say. Filipino children use it to select the person who's going to be the "it" in a game. It's the Tagalog version of the English counting rhyme "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe."
 
TRANSLATION OF THE TAGALOG WORDS AND PHRASES
 
 
kutsilyo
knife
 
almasen
warehouse
 
batutin
stinky
 
ginto't pilak
gold and silver
 
sayang pula
red skirt
 
tatlong pera
three money (pesos)
 
sayang puti
white skirt
 
tatlong salapi
three money (coins)