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International Music & Culture
Kid Songs and Rhymes of
Philippines

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Ilocano

English

Pamulinawen (Folk Song) Midi  

Ilonggo

English

Kapampangan

English

I Once Had a Ring (Folk Song)  

Tagalog

English

Nipa Hut   MP3 Midi
One, Two, Three (Children's Chant) MP3
One, Two, Three (Lizards) (Nursery Rhyme)
Leron, Leron, My Love (Folk Song)  Midi  
Merry Christmas (A Carol)
Yo! Yo! Butterfly (Folk Song)  

Visayan

English

Dandansoy (Visayan Folk Song)  Midi  
 
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Philippines:
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    Season’s greetings! At Mama Lisa’s World there’s no time of year we love better than the holidays! We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently added the following Christmas Carols to Mama Lisa’s World with mp3 recordings and YouTube videos: Italian Dormi, dormi, bel Bambin (Sleep, Sleep Beautiful Child) Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down […] Read more »
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    Ayako wrote to me about two popular Christmas songs from the Philippines that she learnt recently. Here’s her letter: Hi, Lisa I learned these Christmas songs from my English teacher.  She is from the Philippines. She told me that about 80% of Filipinos are Catholic and go to church about for 2 weeks ahead of […] Read more »
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    The expression "to tie the knot" means "to get married".   There are several places where tied knots have been connected to marriage and love. During Roman times, brides wore a belt or girdle at their wedding tied in a Hercules Knot. Only the groom was allowed to untie it (the unloosening was supposed to be […] Read more »
  • Mel wrote asking for help with a rhyme.  Here's his email: I’m looking for a Tagalog nursery rhyme, but I don’t know the title. Here’s all of the lyrics that I can remember. I’m looking for the ‘title’ and any remaining verses. Thank you. I have two hands The left and the right Hold them […] Read more »
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    There are traditional Filipino Catholic wedding customs that involve candles, coins, a veil and cord.  Here’s what each means… The Candles - The lighting of the candles usually takes place at the beginning of the ceremony.  One person from each side of the family lights a candle symbolizing God’s presence at the union.  Sometimes the […] Read more »
  • We recently received the Tagalog version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider. I found a cute YouTube video of the song and posted it below. It also has a song on it called My Balloon. You can watch the video and sing along with the lyrics below. There are also English translations for your reading pleasure! […] Read more »
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    Nep, from the Philippines, gave me this recipe. She told me that it’s very popular in her home country. It’s very easy to make this drink and you can adjust it to your family’s taste. It’s a quick way to introduce children to cuisine from another country. My kids liked it and they wanted more! […] Read more »
  • Joan wrote… Hi Lisa, I’m looking for a Christmas song in Tagalog for a Christmas around the world program at our school. Can you help? Thank You, Joan Hayden Hope Montessori School, Indiana If anyone can help out Joan, please comment below or email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • Shirley emailed me looking for different versions of The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Here’s what she wrote: I am desperately seeking 3-4-5 versions (songs) of Itsy Bitsy Spider for an around the world float. Shame on me I left that chore until last and now I am having trouble. I’ve gotten English and Spanish. Please let […] Read more »
  • Aya wrote: hi, i have a question... does anyone know the lyrics to the song... “sampung mga daliri, kamay at paa...”? i am teaching my baby tagalog songs. thanks so much! great website... thanks for the help… please email me at ayadleon@yahoo.com. thanks again so much. If anyone can help Aya out, please comment below, […] Read more »

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