30+ Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

TAGALOG FOLK SONGS – See the examples or list of Filipino folk songs in the Philippines, along with the provided links to see the lyrics of each song. Let us expand our knowledge and learning by using the lessons that each of these songs provides.

30+ Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines
30+ Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

Tagalog Folk Songs

When we say Tagalog folk songs, we are referring to Filipino songs that are from the traditional popular culture or traditional songs from a particular region.

Let’s not prolong the discussion. Let’s now proceed to the examples or list of Tagalog folk songs with their lyrics that are well-known in the Philippines.

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Here is the list of the most popular Tagalog folk songs in the Philippines.

  1. Bahay Kubo


    ➺ This folk song is about the traditional house of the Filipinos called “Bahay Kubo.” It was stated in the song that though the bahay kubo is small, it is full of vegetable plants.

  2. Leron Leron Sinta


    ➺ This song is one of the most popular folk songs in the Philippines. According to its lyrics, this song represents people who work in the field harvesting fruits.

  3. Magtanim ay Di Biro


    ➺ Just like Leron Leron Sinta, this song represents Filipino farmers and shows how hardworking and diligent they are.

  4. Paruparong Bukid


    ➺ This popular folk song is about a Filipina who is wearing a Filipiniana. According to our research, this song is a rendition of a Spanish original entitled “Mariposa Bella.”

  5. Sitsiritsit


    ➺ It is said that this popular folk song, also called “Sitsiritsit Alibangbang,” is similar to “Fly, Fly the Butterfly.” It is also a Filipino folk song, but in English.

Now, let’s see the other examples or lists of Tagalog folk songs that are also known in the Philippines. Click the title of each Tagalog folk song to see its lyrics and lessons.

1. Alaala Kita sa Pagtulog

Alaala Kita sa Pagtulog - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is about a young man serenading a young woman named “Neneng,” the person he loves. It was written in the song that the young man was begging for the attention and love of the young woman.

2. Ang Gatas At Ang Itlog

Ang Gatas At Ang Itlog

This folk song is well known among children because it is taught in schools and is a play called “finger play.” The lyrics of this song are about the nutrients that milk, eggs, bananas, and papaya give our bodies.

3. Ang Pipit

Ang Pipit

This folk song is about a mother bird that was hurt by a man who threw a stone at it. In the lyrics of the song, the mother bird mumbles that if she gets hurt badly, a child or baby bird will cry.

4. Awit Sa Bukid

Awit Sa Bukid - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song represents life on the farm. This song shows us how hardworking farmers and people living on farms are. In the song, it is written that we needed the rice in order to live.

5. Bakya Mo, Neneng

Bakya Mo, Neneng

This folk song is about a man who hopes that his beloved will not throw away the clogs he gave her back in the day. It says in the song that every time he sees his beloved wearing the clogs he gave her, it makes him happy.

6. Banahaw

Banahaw

This folk song contains lyrics about Mt. Banahaw. It says in the song that by listening to the soft breezes and the happy chirping of birds in the surroundings, you can forget the sorrows that you feel.

7. Doon Po Sa Amin

Doon Po Sa Amin - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is about the four beggars who had fun, the animal that was slaughtered, and an old man who cooked fire on paper. This song may sound weird to us when we hear the lyrics, but it has a great meaning.

8. Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo

Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo

This folk song is a children’s song, which is also a children’s game. Aside from that, kids can also learn how to count through this song, as it’s more fun to learn while having fun.

9. Katakataka

Katakataka

This folk song is about a man who wonders why he fell in love with a girl he didn’t expect to fall in love with. He stated in the song that at first it was just a joke until it became true.

10. Kung Nagsasayaw Kita

Kung Nagsasayaw Kita - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is about a young man’s wooing of his beloved. It shows how happy he is whenever he is with the woman he is wooing. It’s even written in the song that he longs and waits for the woman to accept his love.

11. Lulay

Lulay

This folk song shows how hard it is to woo a modest woman. It is stated in the song that the value of a modest woman can’t be matched.

12. Magtanim ay Masaya

Magtanim ay Masaya

This folk song is about planting in the field. This song indicates that planting in the field is fun. Apart from giving pleasure to the planters, it also stimulates the body.

13. Nabasag Ang Banga

Nabasag Ang Banga - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is about a beautiful young woman who scooped water and went home crying because a handsome young man caused her jar to break.

Continue scrolling to see more examples of Tagalog folk songs with meaningful lyrics.

14. Namamasko

Namamasko

This folk song is also a Christmas song that is so popular with Filipinos, young and old. It contains a tradition that Filipinos do every December.

15. O Ilaw

O Ilaw

This folk song describes how men used to court women. In the song, it is stated that the man is asking the woman he’s courting to come to the window for her to see his feelings for her.

16. Pamaypay ng Maynila

Pamaypay ng Maynila - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is an example of a love song. This is about the manila fan and the meanings of each of its movements.

17. Pen Pen de Sarapen

Pen Pen de Sarapen

This folk song is a children’s song. The lyrics of this song is not rhyming and looks like nonsense. But despite that, it cannot be denied that this is one of the favorite games of children.

18. Sa Libis ng Nayon

Sa Libis ng Nayon

This folk song contains lyrics that show the simple life in the countryside. This indicates that though life there is simple, rest assured that you’ll be happy and contented living there.

19. Salidumay

Salidumay - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is interpreted by Filipino singer Grace Nono. This is about young women’s reactions to men’s songs during weaving time.

20. Sampaguita

Sampaguita

This folk song is about the national flower of the Philippines “sampaguita.” The author of this song tells how beautiful this flower is.

21. Sampung Mga Daliri

Sampung Mga Daliri

This folk song is about some parts of the human body. This is a popular children’s song in the Philippines, with a lesson for children. It is taught to children to help them learn the names of their body parts.

22. Santa Clarang Pinong pino

Santa Clarang Pinong pino - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is about a man who wishes he would be given thirteen wives. It was stated in the song that if the expenses are to be discussed, he has no complaints about them.

23. Sinisinta Kita

Sinisinta Kita

This folk song is about a person who tries to prove to his beloved that he loves her and that she is the only one he loves. The song states that, no matter what happens, this is the only one he loves and nothing else.

24. Tilibong Tilibo

Tilibong Tilibo

This folk song is about a man named Timbong who won a peso in a cockfight. He then lost teeth because the car he got into crashed into a wall.

25. Tinikling Song

Tinikling Song - Tagalog Folk Songs In the Philippines

This folk song is adapted from the traditional tinikling dance. In this song, the author’s comparison of tinikling and love is expressed.

26. Umupo Po Kayo

Umupo Po Kayo

This folk song is about inviting people to sit and treat the chair as if it were their own. This song exemplifies how welcoming Filipinos are to visitors.

27. Uyayi

Uyayi

This folk song is a lullaby. This is popular among Filipinos, especially parents who have kids. Typically, this song helps children sleep during the day and night.

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