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CAGAYAN HYMN (English/Ilocano/Ybanag Version)

Cagayan Hymn

English Version
By J.H.M. Butler

I
Cagayan, my valley home is dear to me,
Though from her my footsteps far stray,
Over mountains, plains, beyond the deep blue sea
I shall love her ever be where’er I may.

Chorus
Cagayan, O smiling land of beauty
Cagayan, my heart clings unto thee;
Though from thee my footsteps far away may stray
I shall love thee ever be where’er I may.

II
Subtler charms and beauty other skies my yield
Other lands a moment may allure;
But my turn to Cagayan will be revealed
That my love for her shall ever more endure.

Chorus
Cagayan, O smiling land of beauty
Cagayan, my heart clings unto thee;
Though from thee my footsteps far away may stray
I shall love thee ever be where’er I may.

III
‘Tis not riches of the soil, indeed, that hold me to her
But treasures of the soul; virtues humble,
Loyal hearts with courage hold, Far outweigh
The earthly says the Holy Scroll.

Chorus
Cagayan, O smiling land of beauty
Cagayan, my heart clings unto thee;
Though from thee my footsteps far away may stray
shall love thee ever be where’er I may.

IV
May her sons and daughters evermore aspire
To be faithful, lovely, good and true
Thrifty, peaceful learned, may they never tire
Standing for the right though for the right be few.

Chorus
Cagayan, O smiling land of beauty
Cagayan, my heart clings unto thee;
Though from thee my footsteps far away may stray
I shall love thee ever be where’er I may.






Cagayan Hymn

ILOCANO VERSION
By Petrona Macadaeg

I
Cagayan ili a napateg caniac
Adayo man silalagipac
Banbantay ken taao a nalinac
Ayaten canto latta awan duaduac

Chorus
Cagayan, Naisemea a baggac
Cagayan, pusoc adda kenca;
Sadino man disso ti pagyanac
Ayatencanto latta auan duaduac.

II
Ay-ayo ken pintas ti maitedda
Daguiti sabali a daga,
Cagayan no agsubliac kenca
Makitat talged ti ayatco kenca.

III
Ti sanicua saan ñga isu dayta
Ti mangawis iti naregta
Nga panag-an-andingay co kenca.
No di ket ta imbagono auan pada.

IV
Sapay coma ta daguiti annacmo
Natutocda ita sidongmo,
Ket impapusuan a napaypayso
Ti panangitakderda iti pudno.



Cagayan Hymn

YBANAG VERSION
By Nicanor Carag

I
Cagayan, dabbun nga cacastan niacan
Egga ca lara nacuan ta piam,
Nu curug tu naparayu ca niacan
Ariata ca Bulubuga nga cattaman

Chorus
Cagayan, maquemmemmi ca nga innan
Cagayan, auan tu caguittam;
Nu ani paga casta na dabbun caruan
Egga ca la ta futu’ ñga ideducan