Odina Batnag: I Am But a Small Voice

Here’s a Youtube video of the song written by Odina Batnag (music composed by legendary musician Roger Whittaker). Odina, if you recall, made it to Part 6 of the List of Igorot Achievers.

For those of you who would like to sing along. Here’s Odina’s lyrics:

I Am But A Small Voice
(R. Whittaker/D. Batnag)

Ako`y munting tinig
May munting pangarap
Samyo ng bulaklak
Sa hanging malinis

May ngiti sa araw
At kung umuulan
Makapagtampisaw
Malayang daigdig
Ng kawalang malay

I am but a small voice
I am but a small dream
The fragrance of a flow`r
In the unpolluted air

I am but a small voice
I am but a small dream
To smile upon the sun
Be free to dance and sing
Be free to sing my song to ev`ryone

Chorus:
Come young citizens of the world
We are one, we are one
Come young citizens of the world
We are one, we are one

We have one hope
We have one dream
And with one voice
We sing…

Coda:
Peace, prosperity
And love for all mankind

Peace, prosperity
And love for all mankind

(Instrumental)

I am but a small voice
I am but a small dream
To smile upon the sun
Be free to dance and sing
Be free to sing my song to ev`ryone

Come young citizens of the world
We are one, we are one
Come young citizens of the world
We are one, we are one

We have one hope
We have one dream
And with one voice
We sing, we sing

Peace, prosperity
And love for all mankind

Peace, prosperity
And love for all mankind.

3 Comments
  1. Wow, what a revelation! I didnt know the song was written by a fellow Igorot. Thanks for sharing this. I liked the song, learned it when I was young =)

  2. wow!!!!!!! thanks for sharing your knowledge! the Whole World is singing with your compositions……. thanks

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