Here’s a video of a cute kid singing the Ifugao song, Itettem. It is heartwarming that some parents are teaching our indigenous songs to their kids, no? Appreciation of ourselves as a people really starts in the home. The lyrics of the song goes like this:
Itettem ta humgopak
Tete ehton nakaktolak
An nalpo nidadawi
Nidadawi dawin boble
Itettem (2x) ino
According to our high school teacher who taught the song to us, Itettem is about a man going home after a long trip. Maybe our Ifugao readers could confirm if this is true and could help us with the lyrics of succeeding stanzas. Thanks.
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