Tweet to awaken before crack of dawn: Towering rendering of a Bhaarathiyaar song by: Pithukuli Murugadas ♫

Vittu Viduthalaiyagi Nitpay Intha Sittukuruviyai Pole ♫ Song by Subramaniya Bharathiyaar

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Pithukuli Murugadas (January 25, 1920 – November 17, 2015)

pic: Courtesy of: The Hindu

Vittu Viduthalaiyagi Nitpay Intha Sittukuruviyai Pole ♫ Song by Subramaniya Bharathiyaar

A Translation of this song:

Set free and stand
like this sparrow

Set free and stand
like this sparrow

Flying all eight directions
Leaping in flurry in flow with breeze
Spanning the infinite skylight
Sipping lusciously that is booze

Set free and stand
like this sparrow

Set free and stand
like this sparrow

Courtyards and meadow lands therein
Feast the multi-grains pecked earlier
All other times tales to tell, slumber and
Tweet to awaken before crack of dawn

Set free and stand
like this sparrow

Set free and stand
like this sparrow ♫

(Translated by K. Thirukumaran)