NORA AUNOR LYRICS
“Paru Parong Bukid”
Paruparong bukid na lilipad-lipad
Sa gitna ng daa’y papagapagaspas
Isang bara ang tapis
Isang dangkal ang manggas
Ang sayang de kola
Isang piyesa ang sayad
May payneta pa siya — uy!
May suklay pa mandin — uy!
Nagwas de-ohetes ang palalabasin
Haharap sa altar at mananalamin
At saka lalakad na pakendeng-kendeng.
Butterfly (referring to a young lass) that flutters about
It waves its wings in the middle of the road
Wearing a 9 meter-long rectangular cloth over her skirt
Sleeves, a handspan long
Her skirt that’s shaped like a grand piano
has a train that’s as long as an entire rack of cloth
She has a decorative hairpin — wow!
And even a comb
She displays her embroidered half-slip (the cloth under the skirt)
She faces the altar, then looks into her mirror
Then she walks and sways her hips.