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Dalawidaw - Ilonggo - Hiligaynon Folk Song

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Uploaded on Apr 9, 2009

A tribute to its composer former Iloilo Congressman Augurio Abeto (also a noted Ilonggo essayist during the Golden Age of Hiligaynon literature 1920-1940)
Dalawidaw is a bird.

Lyrics:
Dalawidaw ikaw kon mag-ambahanon,
Yuhum mong balanihon may binalaybay;
Duhang larawan mo sa dalamgohanon,
Diwata sa bukid kag kataw sa baybay.


Chorus:
Diwata sa talon, bulak nga ilahas
Sa kapalaran nga daw gapasimpalad,
Alibangbang lamang labing makahas,
Makigsuyop sang kayuyom sinang sipad.

Yadtong kagab-ihon nga punong himaya,
Sa isang payag kita nagsumpa-anay.
Didto ta pinang-gas ang dili malaya,
Putling handumanan sang gugmang panganay.

Translation:
You are dalawidaw (a bird) when you sing,
Your magnetic smile is a poetry ,
In the dream you have two images,
A forest fairy and a sea nymph.

That beautiful night, A glorious one,
In a small hut we pledged our love,
And it was there we planted a living seed,
A pure remembrance of our first love.

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