PINYA: A Waray Folk Song (With English Translation)


{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.

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