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rice planting song

WayneSL 03 Jan 06 - 06:57 PM
Naemanson 03 Jan 06 - 07:23 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Oct 11 - 04:57 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Oct 11 - 05:35 AM
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Subject: rice planting song
From: WayneSL
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 06:57 PM

Any body know a song in Tagalog/Pilipino about planting rice? On the morning of June 14th, 1980, I was suffering a terrible hangover from celebrating the fiesta in San Antonio Tarlac (Zambales, Philippines) the day and night before. The rainy season had started with a sudden torrent that night, making the little rice-farming village an island, and washing away some young rice plants. The small jeepny that belonged to the people of San Antonio could not navigate the fresh flow of the river, so to get to the highway at Concepcion, we had to ride the big jeepny which had been made from a large WWII truck. More people than usual were needed, in order to weigh the truck down to get traction on the river bed, so I rode for free, on the outside. As I clung to the canopy, with my feet on the railing and my butt occasionally dipping into the water, I heard a beautiful tune coming across the rice fields. I could only make out a few of the words, but it was very rhythmic, and obviously a work song. It was being sung by a row of about thirty people of various ages in a nearby rice paddy. Two people at the ends of the row held tall pieces of bamboo connected by a long rope. At the end of each line of the song, they would move the poles a foot or so, and the whole group would move forward with the rope, and each person would push one young rice seedling into the mud. Had I not been so hung over, and in such a precarious perch, I might have gotten a photo and/or found a way to go learn the song. As it was, I was lucky to make it to Concepcion with only a wet backside. Does anyone out there know what song they were likely to have been singing?


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Subject: RE: rice planting song
From: Naemanson
Date: 03 Jan 06 - 07:23 PM

Well, I live in Guam and know a few Philipinos. I will check around.


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Subject: RE: rice planting song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 04:57 AM

Sure - I will try to find a video....for English and Tagalog and the dance/game step. Learned from a 78 in 1956.

Planting rice is never fun
Bend from morn still the set of sun
Cannot stand, and cannot sit
Can only rest for a little bit.

Oh my back, how it aches
When will be our next break?



Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Not for the timid...the bamboo and clapped together hard.


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Subject: RE: rice planting song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Oct 11 - 05:35 AM

PLANTING RICE SONG (Traditional)

Planting (rice) is never fun,
Bent from up 'till the set of sun.
Can not stand and can not sit,
can not rest for a little bit.
Planting (rice) is no fun,
Bent from up 'till the set of sun.
Can not stand and can not sit,
can not rest for a little bit.

Come now , come now my fellow workers.
Let us do some stretching muscles,
Let us renew our strength,
For the work tomorrow.

II

My arms are numb
My waist is tired
My legs are aching
From staying long in the water.

III

Come now, come now
It is unfortunate to be born poor
If the muscles are not flexed,
we would not earn a living.





SOURCE (www.filipinosongsatbp.blogspot.com/2006/12/tagalog-folk-song-magtanim-ay-di-biro.html)

VIDEO "PLANTING RICE (Magtanim Hindi Biro) " (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODoDJpODazs) This has links to the dance.>br>

SHEET MUSIC (www.freehandmusic.com/sheet-music/planting-rice-261495)

Tinikling - Tinikling is considered the national folkdance with a pair of dancers hopping between two bamboo poles held just above the ground and struck together in time to music. Originated from Leyte Province, this dance is in fact a mimic movement of “tikling birds” hopping over trees, grass stems or over bamboo traps set by farmers. Dancers perform this dance with remarkable grace and speed jumping between bamboo poles. (www.camperspoint.com/spip.php?article229)

DANCE INSTRUCTIONS - with music and video (www.giancruz.com/portfolio/imd110/city/howto.html)

Place "TINIKLING" into "google.com.PH" for hundreds of videos.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Tuloy po kayo


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