Lawiswis Kawayan, lyrics and recording

Lawiswis Kawayan is a Waray folk song. Waray or Winaray is a language spoken in Samar, Leyte and Biliran in the Visayas region of the Philippines. It is not Tagalog.

 

 
SONG LYRICS

Ako magtatanom lawiswis kawayan
Akon la kan pikoy palataylatayan
Sabahis nga pikoy ka-waray batasan
Sinmulod ha kwarto, kan inday higdaan.

An panyo, an panyo nga may sigarilyo,
Ginpiksi ni Inday kay may sentimiento
An nasisinahan, an nabi- an nabibidu-an
Tungod la han gugma nga waray katuman...


Kawayan mean "bamboo" and Lawiswis refers to the swishing sound bamboo makes when the wind blows.