I’ve gotten some encouraging comments about my English translations of Filipino folk songs. This is probably because my translations can be sung with the original tunes. So far, I’ve done four: Bahay kubo, Paru-parong bukid, Leron Leron sinta, and Sitsiritsit alibangbang. I think my most appreciative audience is elementary school students, who have to do their homework.
If you want your favorite folk song translated, please email me the lyrics (firstname.lastname@example.org). If it’s a song I like, perhaps I’ll translate it sometime.
No promises, though. Translation is tough work.