Pacita Francisco
The Spanish song behind Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog
REMEMBER WHEN? - From the collection of DANNY DOLOR (The Philippine Star) - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am

The theme song of the 1949 movie Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog was borrowed from the Spanish song Adios Muchachos. The movie, a tearjerker, starred Victor Sevilla and Pacita Francisco, also a beauty queen (Miss Luzon).

Ms. Francisco did not stay long in the movies, having joined Pan-Am as a stewardess. She eventually resided in Hong Kong with her American husband, a journalist.

Mr. Sevilla is the grandfather of actress Jennifer Sevilla.

Adios Muchachos is a 1927 tango composed by Argentinian pianist Cesar Sanders and poet Cesar Vedani. As of 2016, a tango database lists 118 recordings of the tango.

It was included in the soundtrack of the 1992 movie Scent of a Woman. It was also used in the 1997 movie The Full Monty.

Here are the lyrics of Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog and Adios Muchachos. — RKC

Ad of Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog

Kumakaway Ka Pa, Irog

Kumakaway ka pa Irog ng aking iwan

Upang tumungo sa ibang bayan

Isang panyong puting-puti ang aking tangan

Basang-basa ng luha kong di mapigilan

Ang wika mo ilang buwan lang marahil

At babalik ka sa aking piling

Ang mga puso natin ay pagdidikitin

Upang magsama hanggang libing

Tatlong buwan pa lamang ang matuling lumipas

Ang katumbas sa akin tatlong taon ganap

Ang aking nailuha pati oras

Pagkat ang aking puso sawa na sa hirap

Kalungkutan ko’y labis at hindi matahimik

Gulong-gulo palagi yaring aking isip

Kasama ko ay luha at bawat hapis at naging ulilang-ulila sa pag-ibig

Adios Muchachos

Adiós, muchachos, compañeros de mi vida,

barra querida de aquellos tiempos.

Me toca a mi hoy emprender la retirada,

Debo alejarme de mi buena muchachada.

Adiós, muchachos. Ya me voy y me resigno…

Contra el destino nadie la talla...

Se terminaron para mí todas las farras,

Mi cuerpo enfermo no resiste más...

Acuden a mi mente recuerdos de otros tiempos,

de los bellos momentos que antaño disfruté,

cerquita de mi madre, santa viejita,

y de mi noviecita que tanto idolatré...

Se acuerdan que era hermosa, más bella que una diosa,

y que ebrio yo de amor, le di mi corazón,

mas el Señor, celoso de sus encantos,

hundiéndome en el llanto me la llevó?

Es Dios el juez supremo. No hay quien se le resista.

Ya estoy acostumbrado su ley a respetar,

pues mi vida deshizo con sus mandatos

al robarme a mi madre y a mi novia también.

Dos lágrimas sinceras derramo en mi partida

por la barra querida que nunca me olvidó

y al darles, mis amigos, mi adiós postrero,

les doy con toda mi alma mi bendición...

AD OF KUMAKAWAY KA PA IROG PACITA FRANCISCO
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