வள்ளி கனவன் பேரை

This is one of the most pleasant songs in Carnatic Music (as far as this little person called  “I” knows). Actually, its not exactly a composition done by a particular person. Its a part of a set of folk songs called "காவடி சிந்து" (kaavadi sindhu). These are songs that are inherited for generations...!

The song begins with "வள்ளி கனவன் பேரை வழிப்போக்கன் சொன்னாலும்..."
Thanks to someone who has already put up the lyrics & its English translation:
http://www.karnatik.com/c2443.shtml
(Unfortunately, the stanza I'm goin to talk about, is missing there...!)

I felt goose bumps when I listened to this stanza for the first time & it still continues to make me feel happy:

மாடு மனை போனால் என்ன
மக்கள் சுற்றம் போனால் என்ன
கோடி செம்பொண் போனால் என்ன
கிளியே...!
குறுநகை போதுமடி...!
முருகன் குறுநகை போதுமடி...!

This means:

Even if we lose our cows and our house
Even if we lose our people
Even if we lose a crore gold coins(money)
A little smile is enough...!
My beloved,
Lord Muruga's little smile is enough...!

I never get bored of listening to this song rendered by Smt. Aruna Sairam, a renowned Carnatic musician and the raaga for this song is "senjurutti".

Well, what if don't have the last line in this stanza...? This would be a consolation of a husband to his beloved wife.

A man, born rich with a lot of people for himself, gets married to his love and live happy. Suddenly he loses all his money and people. His wife is crying badly over this issue and he consoles her:

Even if we lose our cows and our house
Even if we lose our people
Even if we lose a crore gold coins(money)
(Your) A little smile is enough...!
 
And they smile with tears in their eyes. :)
 
I dont know why I like this song so much, that I'd've listened to it at least a hundred times...! :)
You can listen and download the song here :)
 
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