Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chamorro Public Service Post #26: Ai Na Pinadesi

Every time I go to deposit a check at the bank, KC Leon Guerrero is always there. His music reflects in such simple ways the Chamorro worldview and experience. I know many of his songs and I would argue that very few of them are very deep, but there is still an exciting, vibrant Chamorro dimension to them. He has sung about everything from heartache, Chamorro traditions, to racial impurity, to colonial amnesia, to optimistic weather forecasts. In honor of hearing him earlier today while at the bank I decided to post the lyrics to one of his more famous songs "Ai Na Pinadesi."

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Ai Na Pinadesi
KC Leon Guerrero

Ai na pinadesi
Este pågu neni hu padedesi
Triniste yan minahålang
Desdiki un dingu yu’ nai palao’an
Ai sessu yu manguifi put hågu
Kada mafung mo’na i maigo-hu
Manmåta yu ya sigi yu’ tumånges
Ai sa taigue hao gi fi’on-hu

Ai na pinadesi
Este pågu neni hu padedesi
Triniste yan minahålang
Desdiki un dingu yu’ nai palao’an

Ai pågu sessu yu’ di bumalåchu
Sa ti siña hu sungon neni i piniti-hu
Hågu yu’ lokkue muna taiguini
Ai makkat este na pinadesi

Ya ai na pinadesi
Este pågu neni hu padedesi
Triniste yan minahålang
Desdiki un dingu yu’ nai palao’an

Makkat este neni na kastigu
Puru ha este ginen hågu
Ai dalai ya ti siña un dispensa yu’
Hågu siempre pumuno’

Ya ai na pinadesi
Este pågu neni hu padedesi
Triniste yan minahålang
Desdiki un dingu yu’ nai palao’an

Triniste yan minahålang
Desdiki un dingu yu’ nai palao’an

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