traditional Philippine folk song

Don't you go, oh don't you go
To far Zamboanga
Where you may forget your darling far away.
Don't you go, oh don't you go
For if you leave me
How can I without you stay?

Oh weep not, my dear paloma.
Oh weep not, for I'll return.
Oh weep not, my little darling,
I shall remember and I shall yearn.

Zamboanga is a city in the southern Philippines, on the island of Mindanao. Its original name, Samboangan, means "docking point", from sabuan, the wooden pole sometimes used to propel water crafts.

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