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Ako'y Isang Ibong Sawi

Composer: Buencamino, Juan
Lyricist: Jose Corazon De Jesus
Performer: Sylvia La Torre
Album: Kundiman
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Key / Mode: A – C minor; B - C major
Genre: Songs of Love and Courtship
Form: Kundiman
Historical Period: American Period
About the Song: One day, after being asked by a student why he does not have any compositions, Buencamino invited poet Jose Corazon de Jesus to Oliver Music Store in Calle Carriedo.There, they wrote this kundiman about a man who likens himself to a poor bird, wounded and incapable of flying, wanting the love of a woman who can bring satisfaction to his lonely heart.