About this song

Si Pilimon [Si Pilemon]

Performer: Silliman University Folk Arts Ensemble
Musical Director: Priscilla V. Magdamo
Album: Philippine Folk Music (Songs of the Visayas)
Notes: Folk song
Arrangements by Magdamo - Imperial - Aledia
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Key / Mode: G major
Genre: Songs of Humor
Form: Foxtrot
About the Song: An inspiration to fisherfolk and sung during their nightly venture into the sea, this traditional Visayan fishing song is widely popular in Luzon and Mindanao as well. It is about the exploits of Pilemon, a fisherman who sets forth to fish in the sea. (From the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, v. 6, p. 265-266)
Cultural Community: Visayan