a-anak (arnel banasan)

(as translated)
precious children, young men and women
hearken as i share what the elders have to say

you have a mind of your own,
please don't talk back to your father and mother
for the life you have
you owe them and Kabunyan.

when you go to school in baguio or manila
persevere in studying and earn a diploma

if you want to marry, think it over five times
it will please the elders so
because it is hard to start a new family

dear children, ladies and gentlemen
listen as i share old men's admonitions
let us learn the pagta and bodong
for they embody kalinga life and laws.

this is a song of advice by elders to children about life. the original longer version of the song includes advice on occasions and drinking.

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