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the lyrics of the songs that I recorded on Evoca

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Here are the lyrics, with translations, of the 4 songs that I recorded on Evoca, with my phonetic spelling.




Kaatriniley, from "Meera", composed by Kalki, sung originally by M S Subbulakshmi

kAtriniley varum geetham                                                              the music that wafts on the air
kaNgaL panitthida pongum geetham                                              the music that swells up, moistening the eyes
kallum kaniyum geetham                                                                the music that can melt stone
(kAtriniley)


paTTa marangaL thaLirkkum geetham                                           the music that makes dead trees sprout leaves again
paNNoli konjidum geetham                                                           the music that is full of the sound of beautiful musical modes
kAttu vilangum kEttae mayangum                                                   the animals of the forest hear and are enthralled by
madhura mOhana geetham                                                             the soft, enchanting music 
nenjiniley...nenjinil inbak kanalai ezhuppi                                         the music which arouses sweet flames in the heart
ninaivazhikkum geetham                                                                 and wipes out consciousness/memories
(kAtriniley)

shunai vandudan shOlaik kuyilum                                                   the buzzing beetle and the koel (nightingale)
manam kuvizhndivum ....                                                               all turn their minds to (the music)
vAna veLithannil thArA gaNaNgaL                                                in space, the many stars
thayangi ninridavum ....                                                                   slow down and stop
aa! en sholvEn? mAyap piLLai                                                       O! what shall I say? that magic boy
vEnguzhal pozhi geetham!                                                                and his flute which rains music!
(kAtriniley)

nilA malarntha iravinil thenral                                                           in the night of the blooming moon, the southern breeze
ulAvidum nathiyil...                                                                         wafts around on the river...
neela niratthu bAlakan oruvan                                                          a blue-coloured boy
kuzhal oothi ninrAn                                                                         stood playing the flute
kAlam ellAm...
kAlam ellAm avan kAthalai eNNi                                                    all through time...all through time, thinking of his love
urugumO en uLLam                                                                         my being would melt....
(kAtriniley)





thrishoola naattham bhajaami                                                          I sing devotionally of the lord of the trident
thripura sundaree samEtha stthitham                                                who lives with his consort, Tripurasundari (in the temple)
(thrishoola)


thrikAla gyAneshwaram bhavanutham                                             one who knows the three tenses of Time and is beloved of the world
thrikONa madhya gatheeshwari priyam                                          who is the beloved of the goddess who resides in the esoteric triangle
(thrishoola)

thrisindhur sangama theerttha nilAya-                                            who is the object of the penance of the goddess who
ambikA thapasya lakshyam                                                           resides at the holy confluence of the three oceans
bhava thApa thraya haram                                                            who removes the difficulties and cares of the world
shankaram, gangA dharam                                                            who gives peace, who has the Ganges (on his head)

trEtha kali dwAparAthi yuga  sad-                                                who is the eternal flame in the hearts of good people
mAnava mAnasa amitha pradeepam                                             through the eons such as 
                                                                                                   ThrethA, kali, and dwApara   
thribhuvana pAlana nAga bhooshitham                                         who rules the three worlds, and 
                                                                                                    is decorated with snakes
thrimoorthi swaroopa virAjam thrinayanam                                   who is in the form of three  
                                                                                                    figures, who has three eyes

(thrishoola)




 

krishnA,  bArO! rangA, bArO!                                 krishna (the dark one), come!  Ranga,come!
krishnayya nee bArayyA!                                          KrishnayyA, come, my lord!

saNNa hejjeye niTTu                                                on your small feet
gejja nAdaka lintha                                                   the sound of anklets
(krishnA)

manmatha janakaney bEganEy bAro!                        a god of love, come fast!
kamalA pathi nee bAro!                                            the husband of the goddess
                                                                                 KamalA,come!
amitha parAkrama shankara bAro                             who are of undefeated valour, who
                                                                                 gives peace, come!
kamaneeya gAthraney, bArayya dorayey                  who has a beautiful body,
                                                                                come, O lord!
(krishnA)

hAlu beNNegalA kaiyyalli koduvey                          I will give you milk and butter
                                                                               in your hand
mElAtha bhakshagaLA...mucchittu tharuvey             other good things to eat...
                                                                                I will give you in small pieces (so that the young child can eat)
jAla mAdathari bArayya mariyey                              come and cast your spell, young one!
bAla thanthaiyya shree puranthara viTThalA             young one who is a father to us!
                                                                                the god of PurandarA!





nee mahima vininey kOrithi                              I crave the mercy of your greatness
jaya kAmAkshee kAnchipura                          victorious Kamakshi, of Kanchipuram!
(nee)

mAthA nAkkevarey? nApai vAdey?                 mother, who do I have? am I not suffering?
sarigAthu thalli dayachEy brOvavey                  in a proper way, come to save me!

thALaleynu namma jAlamu nika                        I am unable to bear the spell you are casting!

A "varnam" is a composition to familiarize a student with a "rAgam" or musical mode. (Varnam means colour; the composition shows the "colour" of the rAgam.) It is a combination of notes and lyrics. The other songs are "krithis" or "keerthanams",  where only the lyrics are sung.





                                                                                                          
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