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  • 2016,12
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A Filipino Christmas

Today’s song of the day originated in Hawaii (my hometown.)  Every time I hear it, it reminds me of my childhood during the Christmas season.

 

This song was created by a local Hawaiian comedian, Frank Delima.

 

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The thing with Hawaii humor is, a lot of it has to do with race.  Hawaii is such a melting pot of different cultures, languages, and styles it makes it a very unique place.  So many people not from Hawaii may not understand the humor in the song.  However it has become a tradition to hear this song during the holiday season.

 

This song is a mixture of English, Filipino, and Hawaiian parts, so it may seem like an unusual choice for the Christmas song of the day.  But I just wanted to share something a little different here.  To show that there are more Christmas songs out there than Jingle Bells and Last Christmas.  I hope you can enjoy it.

 

 

(Please click the link below to hear the song!)

 

 

Filipino Christmas by Frank Delima

 

 

 

“Filipino Chritsmas” by Frank Delima

(Lyrics:)

Ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding dong ding
O Christmas tree o Christmas tree a Filipino Christmas tree

Makadangdang soyout billy goat dangalagala bout bout (bout bout)
Galagala billygoat tala billy boy sue sala silly toy too
Makadangdang soyout billygoat dangalagala bout bout (bout bout)
Galagala billygoat tala billy bot sue sala silly toy too
Balut balut balut ditoy eat calamoonguy yot soy barrrrrrang di toy
Bagaong bagaong bagaong di toy eat calamoonguy ottot TAK! Ung dagadangbarrrrrang dang dang ditoy
Makadangdang soyout billy goat dangalgala bout bout (bout bout)
gal gala billygoat tala billy boy sue sala silly toy too

Black dog roasting on an open fire bagaong boiling on the stove
Hearrr the dog in the balley arf arf arf arf arf arf arf arf arf arf arf
and the chicken in kalihi bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk bawk
Little do they know they going to be adobo dinner for the Filipino clan bum bum

Oh come all you peoPUL! Joypul and triumPANT! Oh come YOU! Oh come YOU! To E-e-wa Beach!
Come to wailua and kalihiuka youll pind us in waipaHU! youll pind us in waipaHU! youll pind us in waipaahuuuuuuu and E-e-wa Beach! aaaaaaaaammmmmmeeeeeeennnnnn