One of the most famous Chamorro songs, recorded by the late, one and only Mike Laguaña.
It's a humorous song, a kassi na kånta (teasing song), making fun of a guy who is overly solicitous concerning his pig. But many people don't know what he's singing, not making out some of the Chamorro words and others not understanding what the Chamorro words mean.
So, here goes...
~~~This is not a literal translation, because some things are just understood and not spelled out.
~~~Some things are best translated giving the English colloquial equivalent, not necessarily the literal equivalent.
~~~The banter before and after the song is also part of the context. The first guy is saying how noisy these pigs are. Mike then says the pigs are his; he has many pigs and he'll sing the story now.
~~~The particular pig he's talking about in the song has a name : Nena', which some people might take exception to because Nena' is a nickname for Ana. But some Chamorros call out "nena', nena'" to their pigs. It's our equivalent to "Oink, oink!"
~~~The main jibe is that the man pays so much attention taking care of his pig that even the pig's teeth are shiny white. The implication is that the guy brushes the pig's teeth with Pepsodent. You can see that in the closing banter when Mike says, "Na' gueguesgues, na' åpaka'!" (Brush! Make it white!)
~~~The refrain is based on an actual Pepsodent commercial :