2nd Igorot European Consultation
29 May – 1 June 2003
Non-traditional Tuwali (Ifugao) folksong
Hitun algo an e madatngan On this day that will come
An e tako punhi-anan The day that we part
Tun adul way naminhudan This one who has fallen in love
Tun adul an e uumyong. This one who is pitiful.
Hi bigbigat umey kami Come morning we leave
Adim ut anhan kal-iwan Do not forget
Hantun mamhok an tagu This poor being
An e midadawi kadakayo. Who will be far from you.
Dakul da di binabai Women are many
An mestisa’y ang-ang da Whose looks are fair
Mo maid di pinhod kon dida But I desire none of them
Te heh-ay impuhawan . For you are the one my heart has fallen for.
Nomnomnommom, adim kal-iwan Think about it, do not forget
Handin kinalik ken heh-a What I have said to you
Te maid odom an pinhod ko For none other do I desire
Ten bokon heha ya abu. None but you.