Two Philippine Kids Songs with a YouTube Video

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!

Here’s the Tagalog version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Maliliit na gagamba
Maliliit na gagamba,
Umakyat sa sanga.
Dumating and ulan,
Itinaboy sila.
Sumikat ang araw,
Natuyo ang sanga.
Maliliit na gagamba
Ay laging masaya.

English Translation:

The little spider,
The little spider
Climbed up the branch
The rain came down
Pushed it away.
The sun came up
It dried the branch
The little spider
Is always happy.

Here’s the video, followed by the lyrics to My Balloon…

Here’s My Balloon in Tagalog followed by an English translation…

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.

Many thanks to Reneth Sanchez from P-KA-BU Family Child Care for contributing and translating Maliliit na gagamba. Thanks also to Justin Ricarte for contributing and translating Ako ay may lobo.

-Mama Lisa

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