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Tamil Oldest Songs With Translation

Tamil Oldest Songs With Translation
Tamil Song in English Translation
(Last Updated On: September 8, 2023)

If you say that you don’t enjoy music, you would be lying. There is a song for every mood and every occasion. When you are feeling sad, you can turn to music to feel better. And when you are happy, you can put on some beats and dance to them. But one thing that we often forget is that music is also a way to connect with others. Through people’s taste in music, we can get to know them in a better way. But music can also introduce us to other cultures. Every community has its own popular tunes that become a part of its identity. So, by listening to old Tamil songs, you can understand the cultures of Tamils.


Tamil Oldest Songs with Translation

Listening to music in a foreign language may sound difficult, but it can be pretty fun. If English is not your first language and you have listened to English artists, then you already like foreign music. It may sound a bit difficult to look up translation when you are enjoying a song. But once you get the hang of it, you will realize how beautiful the music of different countries is. And if you look up the lyrics and try to understand the meaning behind them, you will learn about a new culture.

So, if you want to get to know Tamil speakers, here are some old and new songs in the language with their translation:

Chinna Thayaval

This is a very touching song from the movie Thalapathy. It comes after an almost encounter between a mother and son happens. The circumstances never allowed them to be together but they have a deep love for each other.


Chinna thai aval thandha rasave

Mulil thondriya chinna rosave

Solava? Araro,

Nam sondagal yar-yaro

Undhan kannil yenthaan niro?

(Chinna thai aval)

Paal manam veesum poo mugham

Paarkayil pongum thai manam

Aayiram kalam our varam

Vendhida vandha poocharam

Veyil vidhiyil vaada koodumo

Deival kovilai chendre serumo

Endhan tenare

(Chinna thai aval)


Oh, dear one from my young mother

A small rose among the thorns

Shall I, oh little one, tell you

Who is your tribe?

Why do you have tears in your eyes?

A soft face that looks like a flower and smells like milk

Your mother’s heart becomes happy only when she sees you

For thousand years, I only had one wish (to have my child)

You are a garland of flowers that came to me as a result of my prayers of thousand years

Will you wither in the sun?

Or reach the temple?

My river of flowing honey

Tamil Oldest Songs with Translation

Evano Oruvan

From the movie Alaipayuthey, this song is about grief and regret. After breaking up with the love of her life, the girl feels sad and misses him.


Evano Oruvan Vaasikkiraan

Iruttil Irundhu Naan Yaasikkiren

Thavam Pol Irundhu Yosikkiren

Adhai Thavanai Muraiyil Nesikkiren

Kettu Kettu Naan Kirangugiren

Ketpadhai Evano Ariyavillai

Kaattu Moongilin Kaadhukkulle

Avan Oodhum Ragasiyam Puriyavillai

Pullaanguzhale Poonguzhale

Neeyum Naanum Oru Jaadhi

Ulle Urangum ekkaththile

Unakkum Enakkum Sari Paadhi

Kangalai Varudum Thaenisaiyil

En Kaalam Kavalai Marandhiruppen

Innisai Mattum Illaiyendraal

Naan Endro Endro Irandhiruppen


Someone plays the flute out there,

and I sit in my darkness and listen to it,

I am lost in its trance and in my thoughts,

The music of the flute is growing on me, (just like the grief is taking over her).

The more I listen, the more I feel connected to it,

but the one playing the flute does not know that I am listening to him play.

I don’t understand the secrets he is conveying through his music from the forest.

Dear flute,

Both you and I are the same,

We long for something,

And this longing can be shared between us equally.

This music that is bringing tears to my eyes,

Keeps me from thinking about my worries as time passes.

If it wasn’t for this sweet music,

I would have left the world long ago.


Tamil Oldest Songs with Translation

Ninaithu Ninaithu

This is a song from the Tamil romantic movie. There are two versions of the song mourning the loss of a loved one.



Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen, Nerungi Vilagi Nadandhen,

Unnal Dhane Nane, Vazhgiren Ohoo, Unnil Indru Ennai Parkkiren,

Eduthu Padithu, Mudikkum Munne,

Eriyum Kadidham, Edharku Penne,

Unnal Dhane Nane, Vazhgiren Oho,

Unnil Indru Ennai Parkkiren,

Amarndhu Pesum, Marangalin Nizhalum,

Unnai Ketkum Eppadi Solven,

Udhirndhu Pona, Malarin Mounama,

Thoodhu Pesum, Kolusin Oliyai,

Araigal Ketkum, Eppadi Solven,

Udaindhu Pona, Valaiyal Pesuma,

Ullangaiyial, Veppam Serkkum,

Viralgal Indru Enge, Thozhil Saindhu,

Kadhaigal Pesa, Mugamum Illai Inge.



You are living in my memory. I was near you and then I walked away.

Today, I am living for you. You are the one I see within me.

What good is a letter that was never read?

The colors of the trees ask of you, what shall I tell them?

Are you a wilted flower that never speaks?

My room missed the sound of your anklet. What should I tell it?

Is it possible for broken bangles to speak?

Where are the fingers that use to warm my hands?

I can’t lie on your shoulder now that you are not here.


Deivangal Ingae

This is a fun song about love and the beautiful things in the world from the Tamil movie Anegan.



Deivangal Ingae

dhiraviyam ingae

malalai pesum mazhai engae?

Maamalai ingae

manichigai ingae

manjal sindhum

veyil engae?

Manamellaam siragae

ulagellaam uravae..

Saalaigal maarum

paadhangal maarum

vazhithunai nilavu


Nadhikkarai maarum

kadarkkarai maarum

kadhalin varugai maaraadhey!!

Kalaiyaadhey kanavae

tholaiyaadhey varamaey!



God is here,

And so is fragrance,

But where is the beautiful song of rain?

Dusk has arrived,

The Manichigai flower is here,

But where are the yellow rays of the sun?

Minds are full of thoughts,

and the world is full of people in love.

Roads can change,

So can the traveler,

But the beauty of the moon and its light in our path,

will never change.

The shore of a river or sea might change,

But the lover will never change.

Dear dream, don’t disappear!

Dear blessing, don’t go away!

Tamil Oldest Songs with Translation

Enna Solla

Enna Solla is a song from the Tamil movie Thanga Magan. It is a confession of love in the form of a song when one is too embarrassed to express it in words.


Enna solla

yedhu solla

kannodu kan pesa

vaartha illa

ennennavo ullukulla

vella sollaama

en vekkam thalla

chinna chinna aasa

ulla thikki thikki pesa.

malligapo vaasam

konjam kathoda veesa.


What should I say?

What more can I say?

When our eyes meet,

No words come out.

I have many words that I want to say,

But my shyness keeps me from telling others what’s in my heart.

Little desires,

Flutter inside my heart.

Just like the smell of jasmine,

Fills the air.


This is just a short introduction to how beautiful Tamil songs can be. You can listen to them when you are going through a heartbreak or when you have just fallen in love. You can look up the full versions of these songs on YouTube and enjoy their melodies too. Once you become familiar with new and old Tamil songs, you can impress your Tamil friends with your knowledge of their music.

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