It is one of the classic Philippine folk music that celebrates the joy and simplicity of Filipino folk life.
One of the oldest and most classic Philippine folk song is Bahay Kubo (Nipa Hut). It is traditionally taught to most Filipino children at a young age, usually by their mother. Even in schools, this famous folk song is customarily performed during “Philippine Folk Week” celebrations.
It is one of the classic Philippine folk songs that celebrates the joy and simplicity of Filipino folk life.
“Bahay Kubo” composed by national artist Felipe Padilla de Leon.
Bahay kubo, kahit munti
Ang halaman doon, ay sari sari
Sinkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
Sitaw, bataw, patani.
Kundol, patola, upo’t kalabasa
At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.
Nipa hut*, even though it is small,
The plants that grow around it are varied:
Turnip and eggplant, winged bean and peanut
String bean, hyacinth bean, lima bean.
Wax gourd, luffa**, white squash and pumpkin,
And there is also radish, mustard,
Onion, tomato, garlic, and ginger
And all around are sesame seeds.