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Sheet Music: Bahay Kubo

TitleBahay Kubo
Alternate titlesNipa Hut
ComposerTraditional Filipino
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyC major
RangeF4–E5
Time signature3/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time0:45
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (44 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (1 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (376 kB)
Date added2010-09-30
Last updated2010-09-30
CategoriesNursery rhymes, Traditional/Folk

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Thursday 30 September 2010

Tune of the Day: Bahay Kubo

Traditional Filipino folk song

“Bahay Kubo” is a traditional Filipino folk song. It tells of a small hut (kubo in Tagalog) made out of nipa palm leaves, with the variety of vegetables surrounding it. The song was composed when the first American teachers arrived in the Philippines to educate the Filipinos. Reportedly, the name was popularized by the Americans, as they were fascinated to see a “cube house” or, as it has been known ever since, a “bahay kubo”.