Paruparong Bukid

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Paruparong Bukid

Paruparong bukid na lilipad-lipad
Sa gitna ng daan papagapagaspas
Isang bara ang tapis
Isang dangkal ang manggas
Ang sayang de kola
Isang piyesa ang sayad
May payneta pa siya — uy!
May suklay pa mandin — uy!
Nagwas de-ohetes ang palalabasin
Haharap sa altar at mananalamin
At saka lalakad na pakendeng-kendeng.

6 responses »

  1. It’s a Filipino folk song from 1939 “ParuParong Bukid” released under Sampaguita Pictures, starring Rudy Concepcion at Rosario Moreno.

    Here’s a more accurate translation from Tagalog to English:

    Paru-parong bukid / BUTTERFLY IN THE FARM (MEADOW)

    na lilipad-lipad / THAT FLIES AROUND

    Sa tabi ng daan / IN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

    papaga-pagaspas /FLYING NOISILY

    Isang bara ang tapis / (SHE HAS) ONE YARD OF APRON

    Isang dangkal ang manggas / (SHE HAS) ONE HAND-BREADTH (PALM-MEASURED) SLEEVE

    Ang sayang de kola (HER) SKIRT TRAIN

    Isang piyesa ang sayad. / MEASURES ONE YARD WHICH IS DRAGGING AROUND

    May peineta pa siya / (SHE EVEN WEARS A) SPANISH HAIR COMB (USUALLY USED FOR A CHURCH VEIL)

    Uy! / OH!

    May suklay pa mandin / (SHE ALSO WEARS A) COMB

    Uy! / OH!

    Naguas de ojetes / PETTICOATS (UNDERSKIRT)

    ang palalabasin / (SHE IS REVEALING)

    Haharap sa altar / (SHE FACES THE ALTAR AT CHURCH)

    at mananalamin / THEN LOOKS AT HERSELF USING A MIRROR

    At saka lalakad / THEN SHE WALKS ABOUT

    nang pakendeng-kendeng. / (AND HER HIPS SWAY FROM SIDE TO SIDE)

  2. your comment Lloyd is very helpful. I really need information regarding paru-parong bukid because i am going to dance and present it here in Japan before i leave the school (internship) to pursue my studies in the Philippines.

    Thanks a lot!

  3. MARIPOSA BELLA (1890)

    Mariposa bella
    de mi tierra inmortal
    es la filipina
    en su traje natal,
    que ostenta unas mangas
    con gracejo y sal
    y saya de cola
    de una pieza de percal.

    Con peineta de carey ¡uy!
    y un pañuelo coquetón,
    y enaguas de ojetes
    que le roza el talón,
    con el tapiz real
    sobre el talle sutil
    y es la mariposa
    del malayo pensil.

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