This song is sung to the tune of "Atin Cu Pung Singsing".
Ako ay may lobo
lumipad sa langit
di ko na nakita
pumutok na pala
Sayang ang pera ko
pambili ng lobo
kung pagkain sana
nabusog pa ako.
I have a balloon
That flew to the sky
I did not notice
It already popped.
I wasted my money
To buy a balloon
If I bought food instead
I would have been full.
Manuel Viloria sent an alternate translation:
Ako ay may lobo - I have a balloon
lumipad sa langit - Which flew to the sky
di ko na nakita - I no longer saw it
pumutok na pala - It had burst after all.
Sayang ang pera ko - I wasted my money
pambili ng lobo - (The money) used to buy the balloon
kung pagkain sana - If it were spent on food instead
nabusog na ako - I would have been full (or sated).
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Justin Ricarte for contributing and translating this song. Thanks to Manuel Viloria for the second translation.
Many thanks to Justin Ricarte for singing this song for Mama Lisa's World.