PINYA: A Waray Folk Song (With English Translation)


PINEAPPLE*


{Translation lifted from TINALUNAY: Hinugpong nga panurat nga Winaray edited by Merlie M. Alunan (2017)}


I will plant a lemon
In your yard.
Leave your husband
And the two of us will be sweet together.





I will plant a lemon tree
Without leaves.
It sprouts at dawn,
Looking for death.
It will soon take root,
In your belly it will sprout.
You're the only one, Inday,
In my heart.


*
In N. Samar, pinya may also mean lover.

2 comments:

  1. Awesome I love this!

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  2. A different version I collected from Eastern.

    Ako magtatanom sin lemon sa iyo libong,
    Hawani ngan paghabuki kay basi tumurok dayon.
    Nan-gamot, nananaringsing
    Tiunay ka Iday sa kasing-kasing.

    Namiyak, namiyak-piyak
    An mga, an mga kasiw-an
    Kay bina-, kay binabayaan.


    There is another version, about Coca-Cola vs. lemonada. :-)

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