Sa Kabukiran (In the Countryside)

Sa Kabukiran was a Spanish song that was translated into Cebuano. The famous lyricist Levi Celerio wrote Tagalog words for it, which were then popularized in a recording by Sylvia La Torre in the 1940's. It became such a hit that a movie was made with the title Sa Kabukiran in 1947. 



 TAGALOG SONG LYRICS

 ENGLISH TRANSLATION

 Sa kabukiran, walang kalungkutan
Lahat ng araw ay kaligayahan

Ang halaman kung aking masdan
Masiglang lahat ang kanilang kulay
In the countryside, there is no sorrow
All the days are joyful

When I look at the plants
Their colors are all cheerful
 
Ang mga ibon nag-aawitan
Kawili-wili silang pakinggan

O aking buhay na maligaya
Busog ang puso at maginhawa

The birds are all a-singing
It's entertaining to listen to them

Oh, my happy life
My heart is full and at ease