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Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo
(Philippine Children's Chant)
Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo
One, Two, Three
Children's Chant
Children's Chant

Isa, dalawa, tatlo
ang tatay mong kalbo
pumasok sa banyo
nabasag ang ulo.

One, two, three
Your bald dad
Entered the bathroom
And hit his head.
Below you can hear Manuel Viloria recite the first two lines of this chant in Tagalog. He also explains in English that kids say this rhyme to tease each other.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Manuel Viloria for contributing and translating this song.

Thanks to Manuel Viloria for letting us post his recording of Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo from his podcast about counting in Tagalog. Manuel podcasts about the Tagalog language and about the Philippines.

Maraming salamat!

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