Sunday, May 13, 2007

Tanah Airku

Recently when I was in Medan for a short 'wisata', I came across two wonderful songs by Indonesian composer Ibu Soed. One is the melodious " Tanah Airku" and a children song, "Tik Tik Bunyi Hujan".


Tanah airku, tidak kulupakan
‘kan terkenang selama hidupku
Biarpun saya pergi jauh
Tidak kan hilang dari kalbu
Tanah ku yang kucintai,….engkau kuhargai
Walaupun banyak negri kujalani,
Yang mashyur permai dikata orang
Tetapi kampung dan rumahku,
Disanalah ku rasa senang
Tanah, ku tak kulupakan….
Engkau kubanggakan


When I first listened to "Tanah Airku", my heart beat faster and quickly my eyes became wet. You can listen to it in Garuda ads above.

Interesting enough, we are not short of old patriotic songs. We certainly have our own "Tanah Ayerku". It was composed by Alfonso Soliano and lyrics by Mahadzir Yassin.I got the lyrics from a book I bought at Chowrasta Market not so long ago.


Cantik berseri-seri,
Negaraku yang sangat ku cintai,
Menjelma di antara bangsa
Dan Berdaulat Malaysia merdeka


Bulan serta pun bintang
Menyinari di langit Malaysiaku
Hasratku hendak ku korbankan
Apa saja untuk kemajuan

Sungguh hati ku gembira
Melihat segalanya bangsa
berpakat dengan bekerja
Dibawah satu bendera


Mari kita berdoa
Supaya jaya makmur dan bahagia
Junjunglah tanah mu yang kaya

Hidup aman kekal dan abadi.

Will it makes my eyes wet? I don't know. How I wish I could listen to it. Perhaps in MAS ads one day?

4 comments:

mhmdzlzm said...

hello dr.. i can tell you that our own "Tanah Airku" is really beautiful.. we sang the song in a choir competition and got first place :)

DR Bubbles said...

Salam,

Really? do you know where I can hear the song online? Thank you so much for sharing the info.

mhmdzlzm said...

its on my friend's fb profile.. its private.. but i'll try download the video and put it up on youtube :) will tell you when i've uploaded it.

mhmdzlzm said...

Here you go :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJGBOu7dNE8

Btw the song Tanah Airku starts at 4:15