Bannatiran, lyrics and recording

Bannatiran is a traditional Ilocano folk song. The title refers to the bannatiran bird that is supposedly native to the Ilocos region on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. (Note: Ilocano is a language distinct from Tagalog.)

SONG LYRICS

Bannatiran, ‘ta dutdotmo kalilibnosan
‘Ta panggepmo dika patuloyan
Suminakan, sadin’ aya papanam?
Sadino, bannatiran
Ania a kayo ti inka pagdissuan?

Daydiay kayo nga agsabong ken ayat
Panawam man
Ay, babawimto’t kamaudianan
No ni liday ti matumpongam

Ania a sabong ti kayatmo, bannatiran
Ta ray awan pilit nga inka isapulan
Ta sikat’ sarming a paganninawan
Iti raniag da init ken bulan