Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Reminiscing APO

Listening to music from the '70s and '80s, you will surely come across songs like “..pumapatak na naman ang ulan sa bubong ng bahay...” and “..tatlong beinte-singko lang ang aking kailangan...” These songs were made popular by the group APO Hiking Society. Originally made-up of 13 students from the Ateneo de Manila, this number slowly whittled down until the Apo had only 3 regular members left – Jim Paredes, Danny Javier and Buboy Garovillo.

Though many years have passed and the three of them have been sporting gray hair, the Apo Hiking Society can still pack a crowd in their concerts. Their wit and humor are the reasons the Apo has a good following (aside from their singing, of course). Their songs have never failed to touch a chord within us as they mirror the joys, hopes, fears, tears and heartaches that we struggle through every day.

Let's take some time to relax a bit and unwind while singing along to Panalangin, one of the songs found in The Best of Apo Hiking Society Vol.1.

Panalangin
Words and Music by Jim Paredes

I. 
PANALANGIN KO SA HABANG BUHAY 
MAKAPILING KA, MAKASAMA KA 
YAN ANG PANALANGIN KO-OH 
AT HINDI PAPAYAG, ANG PUSONG ITO 
MAWALA KA, SA ‘KING PILING 
MAHAL KO IYONG DINGGIN

II. 
WALA NG IBA PANG MAS MAHALAGA 
SA TAMIS NA DULOT NG PAG-IBIG 
NATING DAL’WA… 
AT SANA NAMAN MAKIKINIG KA 
KAPAG AKING SASABIHIN 
MINAMAHAL KITA…AAAH

(REPEAT I & II 2X)

III. 
PANALANGIN KO SA HABANG BUHAY 
MAKAPILING KA, MAKASAMA KA 
YAN ANG PANALANGIN KO-OH 
AT HINDI PAPAYAG, ANG PUSONG ITO 
MAWALA KA, SA ‘KING PILING 
MAHAL KO, IYONG DINGGIN

REPEAT III 3X

 

SOURCE: http://www.apohikingsociety.org/music.shtml

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