fino' chamoru / kuttura

Nobia Kahulo’

The September Chamorro challenge continues and so I wanted to share more things for those wanting to learn more. Below are the lyrics to an old and much loved Chamorro song, “Nobia Kahulo’.” These lyrics are just a fragment of a much longer medley, which itself is just one particular version of a larger organic conglomeration of joyful and mirthful songs that were sung around the activities for a wedding. The song was immortalized by Johnny Sablan and other singers, concretized in the versions you can buy on his CDs or hear on the radio.

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NOBIA KAHULO’

Nobia kahulo’ ya un fa’gåsi i matå-mu
Sa’ u fåtto i nobiu-mu ya un lini’e’ ni’ churå-mu!

Nåna’yan ya un gigimen ya un tatalo’ ha’ mågi.

Nåna’yan ya un gigimen sa’ åpmam ti un chagi.

Nobia kahulo’ ya un fa’gåsi i matå-mu
Sa’ u fåtto i nobiu-mu ya un lini’e’ ni’ churå-mu.

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