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June 20, 2007

Meet me tonight in the moonlight

Filed under: Just For Laughs — Celia @ 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.

Chorus:

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.

VERSE I

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 —

VERSE 2

Kadala kaara amma

konjam kadala thaayen summa

kadala thinnaa mandham

en ponna thandhaa sondham

— Repeat this twice and then follow chorus —

VERSE 3

chingini nina chingini nina

uchi konda kaari

paathaale bayamaa iruku

pani moonchu kaari

— Repeat this twice and then follow chorus —

VERSE 4

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!

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6 Comments »

  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.
    thanks,

    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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