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ROMERONG MASETAS
by Benjamin A. Claveria
The Buhinon and English versions below are the original interpretations of the author.

The romero is a medicinal plant often prescribed by herbolarios as a cough remedy. It is a rather delicate plant and is often planted in flower pots. As stated in the first line of the song it is not easy to raise. This must be the reason for its use in the song as a symbol of unrequited love.

Buhinon
Standard Bikol
English





ROMERONG MASETAS (Buhinon)

Talagang mapagal nga pagatamanen
Romerong masetas sa leeg ning baghey
Pibobo kin pita, pibobo kin apon,
Syempre maloloyos ta kulang ning ambon.

Areg palan nyadi ana namemeya,
Sa aldao sa gabi din nakakatorog;
Dawa nagikaen indi nabobosog,
Dawa nagiinom napapaa logod.







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ROMERONG MASETAS
(
Standard Bikol)

Mapagal man nangad na pagatamanon
Romerong masetas sa laog nin harong
Binobobong a, binobobong hapon,
Syempre maloloyos ta kulang nin ambon.

Iyo palan ini an may pagkamoot,
Sa aldao sa banggi dai nin pagtorog;
Makakan man ako dai nababasog,
Ominom man ako, napapaha logod.




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THIS ROMERO PLANT
(
English)

Indeed 'tis difficult for anyone to grow,
Right inside his own house this plant called romero,
You water it at morn and in the afternoon,
It will wilt just the same, deprived of dew and sun.

So this is how it feels when in love one falls deep,
Both by night and by day he cannot rest or sleep;
Of good food he partakes but hungry he'll remain
And he drinks but from thirst relief he does not gain.




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