June 20, 2007

Meet me tonight in the moonlight

Filed under: Just For Laughs — Celia Rexselin @ 4:52 pm

Was listening to some good old songs while one particular song caught my attention. The song, an almost-duet of MGR-Saroja Devi, had peculiar lyrics.. I have never heard english lyrics in a tamil song.. That too, in a film possibly released in 60s or 70s.. After the interlude, the la-la group (khosti) start singing “Once a papa met a mama” kind of rhyme..  I dont know how many would have guessed this song by now.. Paapom, yaaru correctaa guess pannaraanu.

This song reminded me of one ghana song taught to us (hostellers) by a fellow wing-mate (Enga hostelaa oru rowla irukura rooms ellaam, wing-nnu solvom). Her father is an arts college professor and had taught her this song. I guess he must have possibly learnt it from his students!! Enna oru knowledge transfer!!  (read it like enna oru kodumai saravana.. 😉 ) The song had a mixture of all engliphish, madras tamil and complex mathematical calculations.. Here it is for you.


Meet me tonight in the moonlight

Darling, meet me tonight all alone;

For I have a story to tell you

A story thats never been told.


Once a Papa met a Mama

Under a Banyan Tree

Said the Papa to the Mama

“Will ya marry me?”

— Repeat this twice and then follow chorus —


Kadala kaara amma

konjam kadala thaayen summa

kadala thinnaa mandham

en ponna thandhaa sondham

— Repeat this twice and then follow chorus —


chingini nina chingini nina

uchi konda kaari

paathaale bayamaa iruku

pani moonchu kaari

— Repeat this twice and then follow chorus —


onnu rendu moonu naalu

anchu aaru ezhu

ezhoda ezhu setha

motham padhinaalu.

— END —

Songa paaathu asandhu poyirupeengannu nenaikiren.. Anyway, After this song came to my mind, I thought of doing a bit of googling to find out whether someone has already posted it. Thats when I got to this song. May be the professor had infused the lyrics of this song and made it into a ghana so that it could be grasped better by the college student.. Whatever may be the case!! The song is still a memorable one 😉 and I cherish those days when we noisily kept singing it whenever we were jobless and had nothing to do in the hostel.. Hostel life.. mmmmmmm!



  1. mudiyalai… raagam pootu pada mudiyalai…. Could you sing it please, should appreciate your memory suuuuper

    Comment by alwyn danie — June 21, 2007 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  2. need the english lyrics of this song and if possible a mp3 version also some one pls help

    Comment by brajesh — August 10, 2007 @ 9:34 am | Reply

  3. I need the english lyrics of this song and also if you can help with a mp3 version

    Comment by Brajesh — August 10, 2007 @ 9:35 am | Reply

  4. This is one of the best songs i heard. can i get English version of this song. Can you help me with mp3 version of this song.

    Comment by Polash — June 14, 2009 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  5. Does anyone know thw lyrics of the song “Dingiri dingalale Meenakshi” ? It’a raunchy song great for singing around campfires.

    Comment by Kesari — December 29, 2009 @ 5:14 am | Reply

    • hi , if u were sucessful in getting the lyrics of “Dingiri dingalale Meenakshi” and meet me tonight in the moonligt , could u pl pass it on to me. These songs we would here in our NCC days during the late 60s and early 70s ,

      Comment by devdas uchil — April 11, 2012 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

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