Songs have always been dear to me, more so, when I like them enough to learn the lyrics and sing along… one such song which I can’t stop singing these days is “naguva nayana…” I’ve heard it scores of times before, but only recently I noted the lyrics down on paper; only to have them residing in my heart 🙂
I think it is one of the most beautiful songs about friendship and love that I’ve ever listened to – amazingly simple and sweet.
So for the benefit of those of u who’ve heard it before but never cared enough to listen, here it is…
Naguva nayana madhura mauna
Midiva hrudaya ire maatheke?
Hosa bhaashe idu, rasa kaavyavidu,
Ida haadalu kavi beke?
Ninagaagi heluve kathe nooranu, naanindu nagisuve ee ninnanu
Irulallu kaanuve kiru nageyanu, kannalli huchchetha honganasanu
Jotheyaagi nadeve naa maleyalu, bidadanthe hidive ee kaiyanu
Geleya jothege haari baruve, baana elle daati nalive
Ee raathri hadu pisu maathali, naa kande inidaada savi raagava
Neenalli naanilli ekaanthadi, naa kande nannade hosa lokava
Ee sneha thandide edeyalli, endendu alisada rangoli
Aase hoova haasi kaade, nade nee kanasa hosaki bidade
For folks who don’t know Kannada… really sorry! I tried translating the essence of it for a friend once, but failed miserably, so no more of that! 🙂
Here’re the lyrics in Kannada… thanks to Vedu Joshi 🙂 I’ve been wanting to download and use Baraha for ages, but have been plain lazy! Thanks to his suggestion, I’ve done it finally!
Here’s the link to download if any of u are interestedI wrote it using Baraha and exported it into an image; converting it to a doc seemed to make the alphabets look weird, didn’t seem like Kannada at all to me!