bayang magiliw?

@mapi26 (549)
Philippines
October 5, 2008 3:57am CST
read the lyrics of this song: land of the morning, child of the sun returning, with fervor burning thee do our sould adore. land dear & holy, cradle of noble heroes. ne'er shall invaders trample thy sacred shore. ever within thy skies and through thy clouds, & o'er thy hills & sea, do we behold the radiance feel the throb of glorious liberty. thy banner, dear to all our hearts its sun & star alight o never shall its shining field be dimmed by tyrants might. beautiful land of love, o land of light, in thine embrace 'tis rapture to lie; but it is glory ever, when thou art wronged for us, thy sons to suffer & die. does it sound familiar? if not try to translate it in filipino (don't translate it though literally.) yes this is the English version of lupang hinirang (Admit it we often tell it as bayang magiliw & not lupang hinirang. lol. i do sometimes. *smile*) i remember my mom would sing this & it has the same hymn with that of the filipino version. in their younger years they need to know the english version & the spanish version. just imagine how old my mom is, lol. i've tried to check youtube to listen how it sounds & boy did i get only 1 related search which i did not appreciate (no offense to the one who post it). but then kudos to him since he knows how the english version of "bayang magiliw." how about you, are you familiar with the english version of our national anthem?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Its been a long time since I have heard let alone sung the national anthem.. I try to sing it at the cinemas whenever they play it before or after showing the film but, you don't see a flag around most of the time. In english, have read of it before during grade school and heard it being sung as well but, didn't get engraved in my head to recall. One other thing I know about the national anthem of the Philippines would be that the lyrics, when arranged in reverse as well as the rhythm resembles the national anthem of Spain.. have not heard of Spain's national anthem to compare but, its a funny story on how Julian Felipe simply composed the national anthem of Spain backward so that our country would have our own.. if I'm wrong, then I must've heard our professor wrong as well as a wrong documentary.. (^_^")
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
i'm not familiar with the info you discussed re: our anthem being based from Spain's national anthem. what i do know though is that julian felipe composed it using spanish lyrics which was then adpated form the jose palma's poem. although i also have not heard of their anthem, i managed to check the different lyrics of spain's national anthem & somehow it has something in common especially with the english version. good catch ratyz!
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@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
this is spain's english translation of their anthem, check the similarity. although i don't know how to sing it, i found myself singing our anthem (in filipino) & checked the similar lyrics.. try it too! :) long live spain! we sing together, with different voices, and only one heart. long live spain! from the green valleys, to the immense sea, a hymn of brotherhood. love the fatherland, which knows how to embrace, below the blue sky, peoples in freedom. glory to the sons, who to history give, justice & greatness, democracy & peace. it's not literally tranlated but if you look at it, it has the same concept/meaning. this is a big one! thanks for the info ratyz! :)
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Cool, never thought that I could share something like that about our country's national anthem to anybody, let alone here in the net. (^_^ ) Would be interesting to hear it.. maybe I'll try searching for it on the net anytime soon..
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Thanks for this piece of information. Firstly, I admit that I don't even know that there is this English and Spanish version of this song. I feel so ashamed of myself for that. I am suppose to know that being a Filipino. But as soon as I read your post, I check the net right away to hear it. Gladly, I saw one in Youtube.com. Regards, Mapi! I'll add you up!
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
your welcome! i'm glad to hear i gave a piece of information to my fellow filipino mylotter. :) don't be ashamed if you don't know it, because i myself don't remember this being taught at school. i hope there were some school who informed their students about this. so you have seen the youtube clip huh? lol. it's not that good stuff but i still appreciate the guy's effort you know.. :) anyway, i already added you. thanks for the invite :)
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
the philippine national anthem's title is "LUPANG HINIRANG" and not BAYANG MAGILIW. that's just the first line of the song & its most filipinos mixed it up. ON-topic: Unfortunately, i am not familiar with the English Version. Thanks for sharing though! if im not mistaken, i still remember the PANATANG MAKABAYAN and the Lupang Hinirang. man! that was ages ago... LOL! :)
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
yeah it's funny why most filipinos mistakenly call our anthem with the 1st line of the song. it's like saying my favorite colgate is close-up. lol. anywho, you're welcome. it's always a nice feeling to share things we know so in this way you could also share this o your friends. this is like raising awareness regarding our heritage. but man! the Panatang Makabayan is one thing i really can't remember! it's like ages as well since the last time i have recited it. i still know it but there are lines that i forgot. :)
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
definitely not....hehehe..thank you for sharing it here...
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
your welcome. it's always nice to share what we know. try to check it in youtube there's one teenager there who sang it. you might not appreciate but try to check it out the difference in the filipino & english version. happy mylotting!
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
Oh yes, Land of the Morning is the title of the English version and I can almost memorize the whole song. I'm also familiar with the Spanish version, with lyrics like tierra adorada, hijo del sol de oriente... there's also the visayan version but I know only the first line hehe. I am fond of singing and knowing different anthems like anthems of different schools.
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
wow sandymay i must say i'm impressed. i know for a fact that not all filipinos are aware of this especially the younger generation. and now i'm eager to check the lyrics of the visayan version :)