Chinnam chiru kiliye kannamma
1.Chinnam chiru kiliye-Kannamma, (Karahara Priya)
Yennai kali theerthe ulagil ,
Etham puriya vanthai,
2.Pillai kaniyamdhe kannamma,
Pesum por chithirame,
Alli yanaithidaave yen munne,
Adi varum thene.
3.Odi varugayile kannamma, ( Maand)
Aadi thirithal kandal unnai poy,
4.Uchi thanai mugarndhal-gauruvam, (Vasantha)
Mechi unnai ooraar pugazhndal,
5.Kannathil muthamittal-ullam thaan, (tilang)
Kal veri kolluthadi,
6.Chathu mugam chivanthaal manathu, (hindolam)
Netti churunga kandal yenakku,
7.Un kannil neer vazhindal yen nenjil , (neelamani)
Yen kannnir pavayandro-Kannamma,
Yen uyir ninnathandro
8.Chollu mazhalayile-Kannamma, (neelambari)
Mullai chirippale enathu,
9.Inba kadayellam-unnai pol, (valaci)
Anbu tharuvadile unai ner,
10.Marbil anaivatharke unnai pol, (madhyamavathi)
Cheer pethu vazhvatharke unnai pol,
Chelvam pirithu mundo?
1. Little little bird, Kannamma*,
The treasure house of wealth
You removed my problems,
And came to this world to improve it.
The poet addresses
Not translated it but retained it.
2. Child who is Nectar like fruit-Kannamma,
A golden painting which talks,
Oh honey which comes before me dancing,
So that I will take and hug you.
3. When you are coming in a run- Kannamma,
My mind became cool,
When I see you dancing and rotating- my soul,
4. When I fondle your head-my pride,
Grows in leaps and bounds,
When you are appreciated by others,
My mind shivers in pleasure.
5. If I kiss your cheeks-my heart,
My heart gets the alcoholic exuberance,
But if I hug you-Kannamma,
I loose my sanity
6. When your face becomes little red- my mind,
Starts getting nervous,
When your forehead has lines of worries- My,
Mind becomes agitated.
7. When tears come in to your eyes, blood,
Oozes out of my heart,
You are the ball of my eye-Kannamma,
My soul belongs completely to you.
8. by your lisping talk-Kannamma,
You would destroy my sorrows,
By your jasmine smile- You,
Would avoid my barbarous nature.
9. Do pages tell sweet stories,
Like what you do,
Is there any God like you,
In giving love to me.
10 Are there diamond gems like you,
For wearing in the chest.
Is there wealth like you,
For living a life of plenty?