Sitsiritsit, alibangbang

Hey, hey, butterfly

English translation by Roberto Verzola

Sitsiritsit, alibangbang

Traditional Filipino folk song

Hey, hey, butterfly

beetle me, oh, beetle my.

Watch that girl on the block;

she poses like a fighting cock.

Blessed child of Pandacan,

Rice biscuits in a stall.

Why won’t you give me a loan?

The pesky ants will get you soon.

Miss, miss, with parasol,

keep this baby in the shade.

When you get to Malabon,

trade him for some fishy paste.

Sir, sir, on the boat,

take this child and go off.

In Manila, at the mall,

trade him for a nicer doll.

Sitsiritsit, alibangbang

salaginto, salagubang

Ang babae sa lansangan

kung gumiri parang tandang

Santo Niño sa Pandacan

Puto seko sa tindahan.

Ayaw mong magpautang?

Uubusin ka ng langgam.

Ale, ale namamayong,

pasukubin yaring sanggol

pagdating sa Malabon

ipagpalit ng bagoong.

Mama, mama, namamangka

pasakayin yaring bata

Pagdating sa Maynila

ipagpalit ng manika


  1. reroy1999
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    MANY MISTAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. kim
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    puro naman mali! tama c repoy1999

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