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Ilocano Songs: Manang Biday
(English Translation: Miss "Biday")

“Manang Biday” is an Ilocano folk song as well as a courtship dance usually performed by young people.

Listen to Manang Biday performed by Raymunda Lucero

Manang Biday played by Filipino guitarist-composer Florante Aguilar. Recorded live from a lecture- recital of Filipino guitar works at Arizona State University on March 22, 2001.

Lyrics

Manang Biday, ilukatmo man
‘Ta bintana ikalumbabam
Ta kitaem ‘toy kinayawan
Ay, matayakon no dinak kaasian

Siasinnoka nga aglabaslabas
Ditoy hardinko pagay-ayamak
Ammom ngarud a balasangak
Sabong ni lirio, di pay nagukrad

Denggem, ading, ta bilinenka
Ta inkanto ‘diay sadi daya
Agalakanto’t bunga’t mangga
Ken lansones pay, adu a kita

No nababa, dimo gaw-aten
No nangato, dika sukdalen
No naregreg, dika piduten
Ngem labaslabasamto met laeng

Daytoy paniok no maregregko
Ti makapidut isublinanto
Ta nagmarka iti naganko
Nabordaan pay ti sinanpuso

Alaem dayta kutsilio
Ta abriem ‘toy barukongko
Tapno maipapasmo ti guram
Kaniak ken sentimiento

Manang Biday - Ilocano Folk Song - Inawit ni Raymunda Lucero
Manang Biday - Ilocano Folk Dance