Thursday, November 8, 2007

Nursery rhymes in Malayalam

  • About the elephant

"Aanakkothiri vayarundu

neelan thumbi kaiyundu

thumbapoovin niramulla

koortha kombukal randundu"

"Aana varunnundaana

thumbikkayyullaana

vattacheviyullaana

neenda kombullaana

valiya vayarullaana

Kuttishankaran Aana"

"Aana varunne changathi

aake urukkan changathi

karimalapoloru changathi

karukaru ulloru changathi

vannan kalukal nalennam

neelan kombukal randennam

thumbikkai ittattiatti komban

varunnathu kandille

pedi varunne changathi

odi olicho changathi"

"kovilakathe keshavan ana

innale rathri madamilaki

nadu nadungi veedu kulungi

kettavarellam vira poondu

changala potti chithari panju

vamban komban gajaveeran

kovilakathe vathil thakarthu

kombil korthu pappane

vazhi vakkathe kinaru polichu

kayyil thadayum podiyayi

mumbe poyoru komban bussin

pimbe panju bahu dooram

puzhal irangi vanji marichu

nalanchalukal ozhuki poyi

ayyo potho nilaviliyay

nerchakal nernnu bhakthanmar"

"Aana aarattu eecha eerandu

oothu oonjalu eelam elakka

sharkara kandalethum

chutti patti nadakkum

odichalum odichalum

pinneyum ethuvatharanu"

  • About Kili

'Onnanam kunninmel

oradikkunninmel

Orayiram kili kooduvechu

Koottinilamkili thamarapainkili

Thanirunnadunna ponnola'

  • About the Kuruvi

"Vaa Kuruvi varu kuruvi

vazhkkaimelirukuruvi

naru tharam chakiri tharam

kootundakkan koode varam

veyilalle choodalle thanalil irikkuka sukhamalle

nee veruthe pokaruthe nizhal kittathe valayaruthe"

  • About the little cat

"Kochu Poochakkunjinoru kochamali patti

Kachivecha choodupalil Odichennu nakki

Kochunavu polliyappo pavam poocha kenu
ngyavoo....ngyavoo...ngyavoo...."

  • About the crow

"Kakke Kakke Koodevide
Koottinakathoru kunjundo
Kunjinu theetta kodukkanjal
kunju kidannu karayoolle
Kunje Kunje nee tharumo

ninnude kayyile neyyappam

illa tharillee neyyappam

ayyo kakke patticho!"

  • About the rabbit

Pathu pathungi pammi nadakkum

Kunjikkuzhimadiyan

Aamachettanum ottakkaran muyalum koottukar

Orunalavar randuperum pandayam vechu

ottappanthayam vechu

Izhayunnoraamayum payunnoru venmuyalum

Ithilninnum Aararinnavar sammanam nedum

Orupolakkannadakkam onnurangeedam

Muyalingane chinthichu kureneramurangippoyi

Athinullil Aamachettan sammanam nedi.


  • About Muthassi

"Aakashathile muthassi
Ambili muthassi
Pallillatha muthassi
pavam muthassi
muthassi amma chirichalo
manathellam poo viriyum
muthassi amma karanjalo
manathellam karaniyum "

  • About the Pappadam

"Dum Dum Pappadam

Kannulla pappadam

Kavilulla pappadam

Thazhe veenal chata pata

pottunna pappadam

Sadyayil onnaman

Amma kachiya pappadam"

  • about the Mango Tree

"Ange kombile mavilayum

Ingekombile mavilayum

Thammil vazhkkitta nerathu

vimmikkaranju mavamma

Ange kombile mavilayum
Ingekombile mavilayum

Thammil thamasha paranju chirichappo

melle chirichu mavamma

pottichirichu mavamma"

  • About the squirrel

Annarakkanna punnarakkutta

Innu nee engotta

vazhakkulathinu thenunnan pombo

Enneyum koottamo

  • About Poombatta

"Poombattee.. Poombattee..

Pookkalellam virunnorukki kathirikkunnu

Vettam vannu thattiyappo njetti unarnnu

njettilulla mottukalellam pottivitarnnu

katturumbu keri keri kattu kutichu

njettilulla mottukalellam pottichirichu"

  • About the Train
  • "chuk chuk chuk chuk thalathil

taka taka taka taka melathil

kuthichu payum kunungiyodum

theevandee nee engotta

himalayathil povano

himapputhappu puthakkano

Pathalathil pokano

Maveliye kanano"(chuk chuk chuk chuk)

  • "Koo Koo Theevandi

Kookippayum theevandi

Kalkari thinnum theevandi

vellam monthum theevandi

Mazhayathodum theevandi

Veyilathodum theevandi

Raa pakalodum theevandi"

  • Below songs are meant for very small children

"cheppo cheppo kannadi

cheppukudukkelenthundu

unnikkunnan chorundu

Ammavan vannale unnavoo

Ammayi vannale vilambavoo

ammavante elelum ammayide elelum

chadikkalikkana cheerakkole"

  • This song to teach them to clap their hands

"Thappukottunni thappukottu

Appam thinnan thapuukottu

Aadayudukkan thappukottu

Aattil kulikkan thappukottu

Pottiye thozhan thappukottu

thappukottunni thappukottu"

About Muthassi

'Njangalkkundoru muthassi

Pallillathoru muthassi

Vadiyum kuthi kavadi pole

Valanjirikkum muthassi'

An old song of kunjiyamma. This song I had studied in 2nd or 3rd standard

"Kunjiyammakkanju makkalane

Anjamanomana kunjuvane

panjara vittu nadannu kunju

Panjarakunjuvenna perum vannu

Inji kadichu rasichu kunju

Vanjiyil Panjarachakku vechu

Thunjathirunnu thuzhanju kunju"

Tharattu pattu(lullaby) more familiar to me is

"Raa ree ree raa ree raa ro

urangurangareerirareroo

Raa ree ree raa ree raa ro
urangurangareerirareroo

kannanurangurangu

karimukil varnanurangurangu

unnikkanna urangu

urangurangareeri rariraroo

thalolam pithale nee urangurangu

Aareeri rareeraro

Aareeri rareeraro urangurangu Aaririrareero..."

A colloquial song

"Kochukunjinte Achanoru kacha vangan poyi

Kozhikkotte kadavil chennappo thoni mungippoyi

Kandirunna chembarunthu ranjikkondu poyi

Thekku thekku thaimadalel konduvechu thinnu"

Another moral song from my children's school

"Ammaykku punnara makkal nammal

achante chellakkidangal nammal

aksharam cholli padippichidum

guruvinte valsalya shishyar nammal

nammude nanma kothichidunnu

avar nanma than deepam thelichidunnu

nalla sheelangal valartheedenam

nammal nallavarayi valarnnidenam

pattum chiriyum kalikalum aayi jeevitham

ulsavam aakkidenam

nallathupole padichidenam nammal

naleyee nadin vilakkakanam"

A very popular song about chembarunthu(red eagle)

'Rakipparakkunna chemparunthe

Neeyundo mamamka vela kandu

Velayum kandu vilakkum kandu'

Another song I had taught in my Lower Primary classes

Its about the school

'Thingalum tharangalum

thoovelli kathir chinnum

thungamam vanin chottil

anente vidyalayam

innale kanneer varthu karanjeedina vanam

innitha chirikkunnu paloli chitharunnu'

You are smarter than you think!!!

You can find more malayalam nursery rhymes and baby sitting songs in http://www.indiaparenting.com/rhymes/malayalam/index.shtml

18 comments:

rv said...

that was so nostalgic:) felt really at home with mom , dad and bro.....

Divya said...

Reminded me of my child who isn't there with me now because they live in another city.

Check here, there are more malayalam children songs.

http://www.indianhindunames.com/malayalam-tharattu-paatu-lullabies-songs.htm

AswathiBabu said...

Thanks divya for yr comments
aswathi

Roshan said...

I only wish I get to hear the audio of these songs. I nearly got tears in my eyes remembering the golden days of my childhood. Childhood was so care free!!!&

Divya Ann said...

I was searching for the lyrics of most of these songs and when i found this i was so happy....i cud remember the tune....u have done a great job...thanks a lot Aswathi.NOw i can sing to my kids the songs my mom sang for me...i am really happy...
divya ann

AswathiBabu said...

Thanks divya and roshan
thanking you for sharing yr experience

My Little World said...

hi.. thanks a lot. i was in search of these rhymes. do u have "urumbu urumbu katturumbu" rhyme. if so then plse post it. thank u
- maria.

AswathiBabu said...

Maria
I don't know that particular song. thanks to have yr comments
aswathi

Saravanan said...

Thanks for the rhymes.

you can find huge collections of malayalam rhymes,poems,stories,bobanum moliyum,manjadi,minnaminni,midumidukan @ http://www.saromama.net

Saravanan said...

Thanks for the rhymes.

you can find huge collections of malayalam rhymes,poems,stories,bobanum moliyum,manjadi,minnaminni,midumidukan @ http://www.saromama.net

Ajeesh said...

Thanks for the posts...!! really good...

dhanya said...

thanks a lot aswathy, even i was serching for rhymes which i used 2 hear in my child hoods, if u kno pls add "minni minni paari varum minnaminunge........." & also "kattilonnundu moolunnu kanna......" and wen i told my dad abt dis in kkooku kooku theevandi a lot of lines r remeining like veyilathodum theevandi, mazhayathodum theevandi raapakalodum theevandi....... if ur able 2 get it pls add dat also, anyways u had done a wonderful job,

Dhanya Menon

AswathiBabu said...

dhanya
Thank you for yr comments and its very inspiring to know that these lines made you happy. I will try to add more lines. wishing you a nice day

gigi said...

Aswathi...Thanks for sharing those rhymes..infact i was on the lookout for the same for my li'l daughter of 17 months...n came across ur site...love the collection...thnks for sharing..

AswathiBabu said...

Gigi
many many thanx for yr detailed comment. I had mentioned some songs for small children like 'Thappukottunni'. wishing you some happy moments with yr little one

saju said...

thanks aswathi babu.....

Sonali Bhaumik said...

English Nursery Rhymes with lyrics and some visual effects by me.
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Bijoy Fredrick said...

Thanks Ms.Aswarhi Babu...

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