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Waray-Waray

1974

Composer: Silos, Juan Jr.
Lyricist: Levi Celerio
Performer: Mabuhay Brass Band
Album: Philippine Music
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Key / Mode: C major
Genre: Songs of Character / Identity
Form: Foxtrot
Historical Period: Contemporary
Date of Composition: 1953
Movie Scoring: Theme of the LVN movie of the same title, which starred Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa in 1954
About the Song: "One of Silos' most popular novelty works, it was supposedly composed while Silos was bathing. The song praises Waray women for being tougher than the rest." (From the CCP Encyclopedia of Art, vol. 6, p. 280)