Mga Sining Awit Philippine Art Songs for Tenor & G
This album is a collection of 18 Filipino art songs for classical guitar and tenor, based on the kundiman, love songs and serenades, and regional folk songs. New settings and arrangements by composer-guitarist Michael Dadap. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Brief translations or summaries of the songs 1. Kay Lungkot Nitong Hating Gabi (How Sad Is This Midnight) Music by: Ignacio Suarez Lyrics by: Levi Celerio How sad is this midnight. The stars and the moon are not shining This is why I feel so lonesome In this darkness, I feel my fate is doomed However if you will just show your face by the window, my whole life will brighten again. 2. Unsaon Ko? (What will I Do?) Music by: Ki-ot-Jerry A. Dadap Lyrics by: Ki-ot What will I do to find happiness? I know that you despise my existence. My wounded heart cries for your love. 3. Nasaan ka Irog? (Where Are You Beloved?) Music by: Nicanor Abelardo Lyrics by: Narciso S. Asistio Where are you beloved? Where are those promises of caring, and tenderness? But remember this my love Although you have forsaken me Although you have forgotten your promise of a tender love Nothing will change in my life. The memories of our past love will forever linger in my heart. 4. Walang Paalam (Without saying Goodbye) Music by: Michael A. Dadap Lyrics by: Nelson Navarro I woke one dark morning The spot where you laid was cold You must have been long gone You left without saying goodbye You have left me while I was in deep slumber Dreaming and hoping you still love me The memories of our love hurt I don't understand why you left I could not even ask you why You left without saying goodbye But you have awakened a heart Enslaved by your cruel love Thank you for leaving without saying goodbye My heart is free. 5. Mimingawon ka man Iday (You'll Miss Me, Iday) Waray-Waray Folksong You will miss me Iday! And that's for sure. You have no mercy to our friendship You abandoned this heart that truly loves you. But when I'm long gone, You'll surely miss me Iday. 6. Sapagkat Mahal Kita (Because I Love You) Music by: Felipe Padilla de Leon Lyrics by: Eduardo P. de Leon My love, you are my life. My heart belongs to no one but you. And because of you, The world is full of life Everyone has a song This I promise to you I will love you forever. 7. Usahay (There Are Moments) Words and Music by Nitoy Gonzales I dream that you and I are lovers But why do I always dream of you in times of my loneliness. There are moments my heart wishes that I should not have been born into this world Because you are mocking the true love that I dream and I feel in my heart. 8. Bol-anon (Man From Bohol) Visayan Folk Song If you're looking for a husband Inday Make sure you choose a "Bol-anon" "Bol-anons" are good lovers, gentle and forever faithful You'll be so lucky if your wish comes true. But always be careful Inday No matter how much you like him Try to ignore him specially the playboy He will stop at nothing to persuade you to succumb to his charm. 9. Pasaylo-a Ako (Forgive Me) Visayan Serenade Forgive me if I made a mistake Because of my love for you My heart is drowning in sorrow Don't make me suffer To see you suffering with Someone else Heaven knows You are the only one I adore. 10. Kahibulungan (Deep Mystery) Visayan Serenade I feel something deeply mysterious A maddening love for you Is born in my heart 11. Nag-adto Ako sa Sapa (I went by the Brook) Hiligaynon Folk Song I went by the brook I saw frogs praying, and reciting the "Rosary" The altar? A used basin The icons? Snails 12. No Duaduaem Pay (If You Still Doubt) Ilokano Folk Song If you still doubt my love for you It is clear how much you hate me Then, tell me how you feel about me So that I may begin to forget you I shall forget you but only when I'm dead To forget you now, that is impossible Grant me your love and don't let me suffer For you and you alone, are the one I love Ti Ayat ti Maysa nga Ubing (The Love of a Little Child) Ilokano Folk Song The love of a little child is sweeter than jasmine, Just like a flower that just bloomed in April The love of an old man, especially a senile one, Is bitter that it makes one vomit Therefore, O grandfather, find a widow With white hair and no teeth like you Think about the love of a little child Especially one who does not have a caretaker 13. Sarung Banggi (One Evening) Music by: Potenciano B. Gregorio, Sr. One evening as I lay in bed I heard the lonely tweet of a bird I thought I was dreaming But soon I recognized your voice I opened my eyes and arose In the darkness, I looked all around When I gazed upward I saw your radiant face In the darkness, I saw you Swiftly, my sad heart found happiness Even for such a brief vision, I will never forget until eternity 14. Sinisinta Kita/Neneng (I Love You/ Neneng) Music by: Constancio De Guzman Lyrics by: C. De Guzman/Levi Celerio When my love abandons me Who should I call? Of course! It's Neneng, my sweetheart But Alas! You're so far away from my side It doesn't matter whether you're far or near I will find you, I'll be there So you won't complain that I don't love you Many times I said I love you But you keep silent You think I'm only kidding The" tikling" bird and ten "kanduro" birds are my witnesses They will tell you that If you will not love me back My heart will explode. 15. Anak ng Dalita (Child of Misfortune) Music By: Francisco Santiago Lyrics by: Diogracias A. Rosario I am a child of misfortune Asking for your mercy and understanding So you will hear the sorrow and pain In my heart I stay awake Through the dark nights Your face is my light I only hope that in your deep slumber You'll give your heart to me. 16. Kundiman ng Lahi (Song of Heritage) Music by: Bonifacio Abdon Lyrics by: Pat Mariano Beneath the rising sun of the orient seas I long to see the land that I love to be free 17. Huling Pagsamo (Last Plea) Music by: Michael A. Dadap Lyrics by: Francisco Baylon & Michael Dadap My country, don't you see? Our people are suffering My country, don't you have pity? Your civil rights are mocked. My country, are you not worried? Your freedom is at stake? Oh my beloved country Land of hope and love Nourished by the blood of Our heroes with vision and purpose But why do you neglect your basic duty? Protect your rights. Justice must prevail This is my last plea to you. 18. Tulog Na (Go To Sleep) (From: Ampalaya, The Musical Play) Music & Lyrics by: Michael A. Dadap Go to sleep my love one Come here by my side The evening is so quiet So peaceful Look at the stars They're so beautiful twinkling in the sky Listen to what they say Go to sleep, go to sleep.