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Paattu Inge

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Presenting my cover of a forgotten classic from Maestro Ilayaraja- Director Fazil's superhit film PUvizhi vAsalilE, released in 1987. With a storyline around a murder mystery, witnessed by a young kid(resulting in deaf and dumb state due to the shock!) and the protagonist being an alcoholic, who takes care of the kid by quirk of circumstances, eventually leading to his mended ways and nailing the culprits down, this song features in a bar where the hero tunes to the ambient song with lyrics reflecting his mental state. Originally sung by Malaysia Vasudevan, this song is one of my favorites from him. Underneath this melody lies an arrangement of suspense in the interludes and a poignancy in the antarAs....a very mixed emotional arrangement by the maestro. I have tried a harmony segment in the mukhrAs.

Lyrics with translation below:

pATTu ingE rAbAbbA aaTTam ingE rAbAbbA
A song is here..and so is dance!
innisaiyODu mella nee sera thEnuDan pAlum poovuDan oda
As you mingle with this melody, honey and milk flow inside a flower...

pagalil manitharkku mathiyE thunAi
Brains accompany humans during the day
iravil palarukku madhuvE thuNai
Alcohol accompanies some during night
YenenDrum theriyAdhu YekkaNgaL puriyAdhu
For reasons unknown and yearnings beyond comprehension
Yettriya bAram thAngAdhu irakkiDa nIyum vA
With this overload, come relieve the weight
Yengiya uLLAm thUngAdhu amaidhiyai nIyum thA
Yearning heart never sleeps..come comfort this
vA pUvE vA
come flower come..

asaiyum asaivugaL isaiyin nizhal
The movements seen are a shadow of music
amaidhi thiruvizhi iRaivan maDal
Calm eyes are a God's gift
pUvE nI sAmandhi pozhudhil nI pon andhi
As a flower you bloom in the night....
enakkoru rAgam nIdhAnE pudhu pudhu geedham thA
You are my tune, give me new songs...
thaniththani vAzhkkai yEdhEdhu iniyEdhum inimai dhAn
Why this separated living..let joy take over now..
vA pUvE vA
come flower come

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