Uyayi, the Philippine lullaby



Sometimes spelled oyayi. Another Tagalog word for 'lullaby' is hele.



Matulog ka na, bunso,

Ang ina mo ay malayo

At hindi ka masundo,

May putik, may balaho.




TAGALOG-ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF LYRICS


Matulog ka na, bunso
Sleep now, youngest one

Ang ina mo ay malayo
Your mother is far away

at hindi ka masundo
and she can't come for you

May putik, may balaho
There's mud, there's a swamp