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Nalla Thanamai Cholli
By Oothukadu Venkatasubba Iyer
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Nallathanamai cholli thirutha vendum,
Nangal vandhu chollathirukka, Un pillayai
If you want us not to come and complain,
Using proper words, you should correct your son.
Mella yengal manai vandhu chuvar yeri,
Vennai thayir paludan kalavadi,
Vallavan yenthan pillayodu uravadi,
Nangal vandhu chollathirukka, un pillayai.
After that expert showing friendliness to our son
He slowly comes to our house, climbs the wall,
And steals butter as well as curd,
And so for us not to come and complain, your son.
Palukkum kaval, antha poonaikkum thozhan, yengal,
Payanukkum kannanukkum neyam,
Melukku chollum varthai ithu vallave Yasodhe,
Venumendral vandhu paar indha nyayam,
Muzhanlalukkum thalaikkum oru kattum undo-pasung,
Kandrinaye uri yeri thedum nyayam,
Aalukkum aravapada melukkum vanthu nindru,
Kannan vanthu cheivathellam nyayam.
He guards the milk but is also friendly with the cat,
For our boys and Krishna have great friendship,
Oh Yasodha, these are not words, just told like that,
If you feel like, you kindly come and see his justification,
Who will tie the knee with the head at any time,
He justifies by saying that he is searching for the calf in the curd storage hang.
He comes and stands for the banyan tree as well as top of the cobra's face,
And whatever this Krishna does is all cheating.