“Waray-Waray” Song

The lyrics are a mixture from the Tagalog and the Waray languages, which are very distinct from each other. Waray or Winaray is spoken mainly in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The people in the area are also called Waray.

SONG LYRICS

Waray Waray hindi tatakas
Waray Waray handang matodas
Waray Waray bahala bukas
Waray Waray manigas!

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Bakya Mo, Neneng

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National Anthem: Lupang Hinirang

Lupang Hinirang has been sung as the Philippine National Anthem since 1956 when Ramon Magsaysay was president of the country. It was translated into Tagalog from the original Spanish by Julian Cruz Balmaceda Ildefonso Santos and Francisco Caballo.

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo’y buhay.

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Dandansoy (Visayan Song)

A popular Visayan folk song is Dandansoy. Note that this is not a Tagalog song. The Visayan language in which Dandansoy is most often sung is Hiligaynon Bisaya, also known as Ilonggo.

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Kalesa Song

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Sa Ugoy ng Duyan (Filipino Song)

The song Ugoy ng Duyan, literally translated as “the swaying of the hammock,”was composed by Lucio San Pedro and the lyrics were by Levi Celerio, both National Artists

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Cariñosa (Song)

Cariñosa

Kung pag-uusapa’y pag-ibig
Ang aking sadyang hahanapin
Ay isang lalaking makisig
Na may pusong ‘di magtataksil

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