Ili-ili Tulog Anay (A Visayan Lullaby)

June 4, 2008 at 11:50 pm 29 comments

Ginapatulog man kamo kung udto sang bata pa kamo? Ako ya pirmi gid. Bisan gusto ko pa maghampang sa guwa, indi gid ko ka takas sa siesta.

May ginakanta sa akon pirmi para makatulog. Paborito ko gid ni sang bata ko. Daw gakasub-an ko dayon.

Ili-ili Tulog Anay (lyrics as I recall)

Ili-ili tulog anay,

Wala diri imo nanay.

Kadto tienda bakal papay.

Ili-ili tulog anay.

—rough translation—

Sleep for a while.

Your mother is not here.

Went to the market to buy bread.

Sleep for a while.


Te kamo ya? Ano inyo favorite regional song?

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29 Comments Add your own

  • 1. coolwaterworks  |  August 11, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    This is a song that my beloved grandmother used to sing to me when I was a child in La Castellana in Neg. Occ.

    Dandansoy, bayaan ko ikaw,
    Pauli ako sa Payao.
    Ugaling kon ikaw hidlawon,
    Ang Payao imo lang lantawon…

    Dandansoy, kon imo apason,
    Bisan tubig dili magbalon.
    Ugaling kon ikaw uhawon,
    Sa dalan magbobonbobon…

  • 2. nonito cabrera  |  October 15, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    yeah i agree this is such a nostalgic song… my mama and my nanay (lola) used to sing it for me when i was little… it reminds me of my childhood in bacolod and of the afternoons i spent with my (already deceased) lolo… =D

  • 3. bhash  |  June 24, 2009 at 11:13 am

    ganda mo nang song na yan

  • 4. ma.fe  |  July 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    beuatiful folk songs

  • 5. kae  |  July 7, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    oh its very nice to here and sing

  • 6. nAtA-dE-cOcO  |  September 18, 2009 at 7:30 am

    meron ba itong tagalog?????

  • 7. edzmaya  |  September 19, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    hi nata de coco. i’m not quite sure. parang wala.

  • 8. jorge bansagan  |  December 19, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    madamo gid nga salamat…
    dugay na gid ko ga pangita sa lyrics sining kanta
    God Bless!

  • 9. richie rose aquino  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:21 am

    hmmmmpppp. what a beautiful lulluby song…

  • 10. richie rose aquino  |  January 7, 2010 at 10:23 am

    lullaby song…hhmmmpppp its so nice to hear that

  • 11. geramhe  |  July 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    ili-ili is a song that the movie WHITE LADY used.

  • 12. maris gonzales  |  July 5, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    ganada tlaga ng song nato peacefull and great to hear!!!!

  • 13. Mato  |  July 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    it’s not bread it’ fan (abaniko) – PAPAY

  • 14. bhaby blue19  |  July 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    duro duro guid nga salamat ha!!!!
    bahul guid ya nga bulig para sa amun project!
    mayad lang guid ba ai nakita ko ining kanta!!

  • 15. cathy bretaña  |  September 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    may ara lyrics ka aritos ni inday kg ohoy alibang bang….pls….kinanlan q gd…xalamat.. ang ilonggo huh..

  • 16. rachelle ann  |  October 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    i love this song

  • 17. danyelle  |  November 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I really love this song I remembered my childhood when ZI sing this song

  • 18. mihk  |  March 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    hey so i’ve heard the song from a horror, and i’m guessing you know what movie it is…. and ikada heard a different verse…. after that one…. some part says …”kay bug at man gidala ko” i might be mistaken, just making sure…:D:D:D:D

  • 19. Panut  |  June 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    .nakakatakot 2ng song na2.

  • 20. julie kaye belga verbo  |  June 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    i really love this song..

  • 21.  |  August 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    natatakot ako pagnadidinig ko ang kanta

  • 22. Jeffrey Atienza Melchor  |  August 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    ano po ba ung timbre ng ili-ili tulog anay???? at ano ung rhyth, meter, hormones. ng ili-ili tulog anay…….🙂

  • 23. lina s. santillan  |  December 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    The song originated from Sitio Barra Silay City, Negros Occidental as revealed by the UP researchers who are Doced Tio Amado Reosura. He just loves to compose music and sings at ABS-CBN Composo Contest every Sunday before the Martial Law before the station was defunct.

  • 24. jayjay clarianes  |  January 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

    i love this song

  • 25. Joana Marie Caliwag  |  March 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    proud to be a Filipino!!!

  • 26. neriza  |  July 1, 2012 at 8:19 am

    ……dandansoy…. very old folk song

  • 27. athina  |  December 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    when i listened to ili ili tulog anay i had goos bumps

  • 28. chocolatesky=)  |  August 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    actually im not an ilonggo, but because of the translations, I understand now what does it mean for our mapeh project . And btw, can u pls. Describe the timbre of this song ?

  • 29. bea yan pajotagana  |  August 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    ilonggo gid ko nga bata.. amu gid ni nga kanta ang gina kanta sang akon lolo sa akun nga manghud…🙂

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