In this song, the man is asking the woman to at least give him a glance. The song’s composer is Santiago S. Suarez and the singer heard below is Ruben Tagalog.
This is one of the most well-known love songs in the Philippines. A favorite of Imelda Marcos, this song was the one she always performed for an audience. Mike Velarde composed the song in 1938. Lyrics are by Dominador Santiago.
The singer heard in this recording is Nora Aunor.
SONG LYRICS IN TAGALOG
Sa buhay ko’y labis ang hirap at pasakit
Ng pusong umiibig, mandi’y wala nang langit
At nang lumigaya, hinango mo sa dusa
Tanging ikaw sinta, ang aking pag-asa.
Dahil sa iyo, nais kong mabuhay
Dahil sa iyo, hanggang mamatay
Dapat mong tantuin, wala nang ibang giliw
Puso ko’y tanungin, ikaw at ikaw rin
Dahil sa iyo, ako’y lumigaya
Pagmamahal, ay alayan ka
Kung tunay man ako ay alipinin mo
Ang lahat ng ito’y dahil sa iyo
This Tagalog love song’s title can be translated into English as “No Matter Where You Are.”
The singer heard here is Pilita Corrales.
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