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Ilocano Songs: Pamulinawen
(English Translation: Stone-Hearted Lady)

Pamulinawen had been a beautiful stone, “Dalumpinas” by the name, which had been oval in its form, as the size of a human heart. It had been solid, smooth and unbreakable, compared by a LOVER to a beautiful lady possessing a good and sterling character, that had never been engaged, never been loved, never been kissed and never been disgraced.

Pamulinawen is popularized by the Philippine Constabulary Band, conducted by Col. Loving and asserted by Capt. Pedro B. Navarro in the Panama Exposition held in the US in 1915. The lyrics of the immortal song were written by Isidro Castro and set to music by Julian Dacuycuy Sales. Navarro, Castro and Sales were all Bacarreños.

Listen to Robert Shroder – Pamulinawen – Instrumentals (Medley)

Listen to Pamulinawen – Piano Instrumentals (Slow Version)

Listen to Pamulinawen


Pusok indengam man
Toy umas-asug
Agrayo ita sadiam.
Panunotem man
Dika pagintutulngan
Toy agayat, agrayo ita sadiam.

Issemmo diak kalipatan
Ta nasudi unay a nagan,
Ta uray sadin ti ayan,
Disso sadino man,
{Aw-awagak a di agsarday
Ta naganmo nga kasam-itan}
No malagipka, pusok ti mabang-aran

Adu nga sabsabong, adu nga rosrosas
Ti adda’t ditoy, Nena, nga mabuybuyak,
Ngem awan manlaeng ti sabali nga liwliwak
No di la dayta sudim ken imnas.
No umulogak nga mapan magmagna
Dayta raniagmo, Neneng nga gapu kenka.