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The Ice Cream Man is Here - a Poem and more

Updated on October 23, 2012
Thanks Jun for this beautiful picture!
Thanks Jun for this beautiful picture! | Source
A warm, friendly and humble sorbetero.
A warm, friendly and humble sorbetero. | Source

Ring-ti-ling-ti-ling!, the bell is ringing in the air.

That’s the sound of the ice cream bell loud and fair.

“Mama, the ice cream man is here, can you hear?”

“Please give me some centavos, he’s coming near.”

“Okay here,” ma generously gives and say

“Include your brothers and sister; that’s enough to pay.”

“The largest cup I could find,” with eagerness, I thought.

From the kitchen to the ice cream man, a cupful I bought.

“Mamang Sorbetero, Mr. Ice Cream Man, salamat!”

“Thank you for the delicious ice cream;” to resist, I cannot.

On a hot sunny day, far up the burning streets you walk;

Pushing, pedalling your ice cream cart block to block.

Your friendly smile not ever tired to greet us children;

The tune of your single bell, in our naps we awaken.

Your kindness of extra scoops, did you fall for my charm?

My innocent trick works every time, didn’t mean you no harm.

Till next time, Mr. Ice Cream Man, I’ll wait for the bell;

I’d be all grown up perhaps, only time will tell.

If you’re still around, we’ll joyfully run for you

Now, my children will taste the purple ice cream too.


≈♥≈ coffeegginmyrice Poetry 08.30.12


If you like this, visit my other hubs at http://coffeegginmyrice.hubpages.com/hub/The-Other-Ice-Cream-Man-mamang-sorbetero-and-His-Street-Ice-Cream

http://coffeegginmyrice.hubpages.com/hub/ice-cream-truck-chime


As the sun goes down, so as all my ice cream. Now, I can sing on my way home! Then, my bell rings...ti-ling-ti-ling-ti-ling!!!
As the sun goes down, so as all my ice cream. Now, I can sing on my way home! Then, my bell rings...ti-ling-ti-ling-ti-ling!!! | Source

English translations of "Mamang Sorbetero" by me and my cousin

I was in dire hope to find an English translation of the full lively/happy song- "Mamang Sorbetero" (Ice Cream Man) sung by the famous Filipino Singer, Celeste Legaspi, but so far, there seems to be none in the Internet that I could have come across to share. This song is beautiful and makes me sway. Thus, the challenge to compose English translations below in two versions (one by me and the other by my cousin Katrina Mabugat) hopefully, you'll find it delightful to sing along with the instrumental piece video from Youtube with which I do not own. Enjoy!


Mr. Ice Cream Man (Mamang Sorbetero)

- translated by © Marites Mabugat-Simbajon, August 30, 2012 ~ Translation intended for coffeegginmyrice.hubpages.com


Mr. Ice Cream Man, tell me your name

The ice cream you sell is making me insane;

Heat of life, you cast away with no sweat

Unhappiness, I do remember to forget.


Chorus:

Mr. Ice Cream Man, c’mon let’s dance

The bell you hold, give its wave a chance;

Little children waiting long for you

You give them joy this summer through.


Behold the clouds in the sky taking a peek

Shaped like an ice cream in heaven’s cheek;

The eyes of a maiden, dreaming in the air

There is a secret her thoughts wouldn’t bare.


Lips are hot and eyes are on fire

Love is burning, with pity she desire;

Mr. Ice Cream Man, oh where are you now

The Heat of life, cool it down somehow.


≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice 08.30.12 English Translation of the song Mamang Sorbetero by Marites Mabugat-Simbajon. It is okay to use the translations with credit(s) linking back to this hub. Thank you.


"Little ones are waiting..."  Thank you Reuel for sharing this wonderful 'Sorbetes' photo for this hub. Catch more of the photographer's awesome work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamalayan/with/2447485641/
"Little ones are waiting..." Thank you Reuel for sharing this wonderful 'Sorbetes' photo for this hub. Catch more of the photographer's awesome work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/kamalayan/with/2447485641/ | Source

Ice Cream Man (Mamang Sorbetero)

- translated by © Katrina Mabugat, August 30, 2012 ~ Translation intended for coffeegginmyrice.hubpages.com ~ (Thank you, Katrina!)


Ice cream man, what's your name

Ice cream you're sellin' I so really like

Heat of life, you make it go away

Pain in my heart, makes me forget


Chorus:

Ice cream man, let's dance

Bell you're holding, shake it up again

Little ones are waiting for you

Give joy during sunny days


Notice the clouds in the horizon

Shaped like ice cream in the skies

In the eyes of a dreamy teenager

There's a secret that comes to mind


Hot lips, blazing eyes

Flaming love, Begging you please

Ice cream man, Oh where are you

Heat of life, make it go away


≈♥≈ ©coffeegginmyrice 08.30.12 English Translation of the song Mamang Sorbetero by Katrina Mabugat. It is okay to use the translations with credit(s) linking back to this hub. Thank you.


Sharing to you a happy tune, a happy song!

Or sway to the music...

This is how it sounds...Mamang Sorbetero -sung by Celeste Legaspi

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you girishpuri for your visit. I am pretty sure this ice cream hub will give anyone a good smile just like when we are to hold an ice cream cone. Thank you for sharing this treat! God bless you too.

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      beautiful memories and touching share, God bless

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Good day, picklesandrufus! We have him here in our neighbourhood too and isn't it just magic once we hear the chimes of his truck? Automatically, it gives a good feeling whatever kind of mood we are in. Have a beautiful day!

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Loved this hub. We still have an ice cream man who drives around in a truck. Always long to hear him coming.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you xstatic! You made my day :) Cheers!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful memories of the ice cream man and a great song to go along with it. Up!