OPM sheet music no. 61: whew* ang haba ng title :) well, i've decided to finish this first in time for our former President Corazon "CORY" Aquino's funeral (that's why i'm still awake @6am) and there's no better way for me to say THANK YOU (for her undying love and compassion to our country, for giving back the freedom we enjoy and for making us proud to be pinoy!) than to share this music sheet (kasi for sure nde naman ako makakapunta sa roxas boulevard bukas este mamaya para abangan ang pagdaan ng funeral cortege ni madame cory... so eto nalang :p)
i'm pretty sure, lagi nyo itong naririnig ngayon, lalo na sa abs-cbn whenever they have updates on cory aquino but for the benefit of others na nde alam ang storya sa likod ng kantang ito eh ganito lang po yan...
ito po ay isang tula ni nilikha ng namayapang Benigno "NINOY" Aquino Jr. para sa kanyang asawa for their 19th anniversary. it's simply a poem that tells how her husband Ninoy love and adore her simplicity, while he serve for the nation her humble wife created a home for him.
according to the composer, Jose Mari Chan, he was approached by good friend Cecille Guidote Alvarez sometime in 1987 to put music to the poem. what he read was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute from a man to his wife that inspired him to compose its melody in a very short span of time.
a remake of this song will be recorded by christian bautista. so i'll wait for it's single then i'll post christian's version separately... o ayan pde na siguro ako matulog... :)
so long, tita cory....
I have fallen in love
With the same woman three times
In a day spanning nineteen years
Of tearful joys and joyful tears
I loved her first when she was young
Enchanting, brilliant, middle-strung
Vibrant, fragrant, eternally new
Cool, invigorating as the morning dew.
Desperate, she shared, quieted my despairs
Hopeful, she fanned the fires of my hopes
Lavished me with days of bliss and peace,
Endless, perpetual days of fond memories.
She is my hope; I do not wish to realize
Hence my hope; forever green, eternal prize
My life transcending life, my ultimate quest
Dream of my life for whom Ill spare no rest.
I fell in love again
With the same woman the second time
When first she bore her child and mine
The first fruit of our union and our love.
The pains and anguish of motherhood she braved
Loved her children, their love she deservedly craved
Times were she hung on the very brink of death,
Unflinchingly fulfilling her mission to procreate.
In politics I plunged, she was always by my side,
Steadfast, uncomplaining, helping to turn the tide,
Amidst hardship, her rare courage would not relent
She was my secret weapon, the source of my strength.
The world was my concern, our home her domain,
The people mine, the children hers to maintain,
So it was in those eighteen years and a day
Till I was detained, forced in prison to stay.
Suddenly she became our sole support
Wellspring of hope, source of comfort
On her shoulders fell the burden of life
She emerged our captain in the sea of strife.
I fell in love again
With the same woman the third time
Looming from the battle, undaunted, unafraid,
Calm composed, she is God's lovely maid.
It has been a year of many disappointments
Endless dark nights, long days of sad lament,
Of grave doubts, frustrations, bitter desolations,
Of privations, untold indignities, humiliations.
Dreams became nightmares; hopes, despair.
Rally to freedoms call, no one will dare.
Future is obscured, life has lost its meaning,
The tunnel is long, were only at the beginning.
Leaders I admired, whose advice I sought
Became fallen idols, their souls were bought,
Their conscience they bartered for soft convenience,
Due to despicable cowardice, theyve lost their patience.
Leaders became dealers, begging for part of the spoils,
Forgetting the value, the essence of the hottest toil,
Paralyzed be fear, they joined the amoral dictator,
Defending, waving the bloody flag of the new oppressor.
The pillars of society became the props of tyranny,
Be realistic, they urged, if not for safety, for money.
It is useless to resist, the tyrant is too strong,
Yet aware, with their help the tyranny will prolong.
Mother Pilipinas weeps, her noble sons are gone,
Her land of the morning, is now of the setting sun,
Back to her dungeon in chains shes been returned;
For all her sacrifices, this is what she earned.
The night is cold and dark, there are no stars,
Our prisons are full, our souls wrinkled with scars,
Afflicted, persecuted, struck down but not crushed,
How soon will this blight be erased by Allahs brush?
My only escape is to cling to the woman of my dreams
Who gave me a life full of love, a love full of life,
She is my urge to live, my sole motivation to survive,
She taught me not only to dream, but to make dreams alive.
Fight on! She says: Let not the guiltless ghost depart.
Your pains, our people know are caused by a thousand darts,
But be assuaged, remember the Filipino, his story, his past,
Soon, very soon, the tyrant will choke in his greedy power lust!
btw, the actual audio/mp3 below where i based my transcriptions are just guide ( tempo, dynamics, flow of the song, etc. ) for the piano players/musicians. support our OPM artists by buying their album.
LISTEN to this song....
i have fallen in love (with the same woman three times)
sung by jose mari chan
composed by jose mari chan
lyrics by benigno aquino jr.
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SHEET MUSIC for FLUTE, SAXOPHONE, VIOLIN, etc.
I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE (with the same woman three times)
sung by jose mari chan
i have fallen in love with the same woman three times;
in a day spanning 19 years of tearful joys and joyful tears.
i loved her first when she was young,
enchanting and vibrant, eternally new.
she was brilliant, fragrant, and cool as the morning dew.
i fell in love with her the second time;
when first she bore her child and mine
always by my side, the source of my strength, helping to turn the tide.
but there were candles to burn the world was my concern;
while our home was her domain.
and the people were mine while the children were hers to maintain;
so it was in those eighteen years and a day.
’till i was detained; forced in prison to stay.
suddenly she’s our sole support;
source of comfort,
our wellspring of Hope.
on her shoulders fell the burden of Life.
i fell in love again, with the same woman the third time.
looming from the battle, her courage will never fade
amidst the hardships she has remained,
undaunted and unafraid.
she is calm and composed,
she is God’s lovely maid.
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