Lubi-Lubi (Waray Song)

Lubi-Lubi is a Waray folk song. Athough Waray is a language spoken only in the Visayas region, this song is taught in elementary schools elsewhere in the Philippines because the last lines serve as a useful mnemonic for the months of the year.

Enero, Pebrero… (January, February…)

SONG LYRICS

Lubi-lubi lubi, lubi lingkuranay
Ayaw gad pagsak-i, kay hibubo-ay.
Ayaw gad pagsak-i,
Lubi-lubi

Kon maruruyag ka kumaon hin silot
Didto la nga didto la
Kan Nanay nga didto la.
Kan Tatay nga didto la, pakigsabot.

Agidaw-gidaw an bukaw
Naglupad-lupad ha igbaw
Agidaw-gidaw an gitgit
Naglupad-lupad ha langit

Agidaw-gidaw an bukaw
Naglupad-lupad ha igbaw
Agidaw-gidaw an gitgit
Linmupad ha langit

Enero, Pebrero, Marso, Abril, Mayo,
Hunyo, Hulyo, Agosto,
Setyembre, Oktubre,
Nobyembre, Desyembre,
Lubi-lubi.

Lubi-Lubi is the plant Solanum nigrum (black nightshade). It is called kamkamatisan or gamagamatisan in Tagalog.