Saranggola ni Pepe (translation: Jose’s Kite) is a popular Tagalog folk song in the Philippines. The Filipina singer heard here is Celeste Legazpi.
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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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The folk singer Florante made famous an Abakada song that has served as a useful mnemonic for Filipino children and students learning the Tagalog alphabet. Here are the lyrics and a recording.
A-Ba-Ka-Da, E-Ga-Ha-I-La, Ma-Na-Nga-O-Pa, Ra-Sa-Ta-U-Wa-Ya
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There are quite a few variations to the lyrics of this song.Ako’y nagtanim ng kapirasong luya,
I planted a piece of ginger.
Tumubo ay saging, namunga ng mangga.
It grew as a banana, fruited a mango.
Nang aking pitasin, hinog na papaya.
When I picked it, a ripe papaya.
Bumagsak sa lupa, magandang dalaga.
Fell on the ground, a beautiful lass.
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Penpen de Sarapen is a popular children’s rhyming chant in the Philippines.
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TAGALOG SONG LYRICS
Pen pen de sarapen,
de kutsilyo de almasen
Haw, haw de carabao batutin
Sipit namimilipit ginto’t pilak
Namumulaklak sa tabi ng dagat.
Sayang pula tatlong pera
Sayang puti tatlong salapi
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This is a very fun-sounding children’s song from the Philippines.
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