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Flute Boy (Digital Bonus)

from Songs for Broken Ships by MD Pallavi & Andi Otto

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl LP cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Includes a download code in addition to the bandcamp download. Designed by TEOTH. Cover photo by Kevin McElvaney.
    The LP comes with a text sheet containing all of MD Pallavi's lyrics in Kannada - which has its own vocabulary and script - together with the phonetic transcription and English translation.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Songs for Broken Ships via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This track is available on vinyl as the 7'' single "Flute Boy" / "Look Again" (Pingipung 082):


Bannada tagadina tutturi, kaasige kondanu kasturi
Sarigama padanisa oodidanu, sanidapa magarisa oodidanu.

Tanage tutturi ide endu, berarigu adu illenda
Kasturi nadedanu beediyali, jambada koliya reetiyali.

tutturi ooduta kolada bali, nadedanu kasturi sanjeyali
Jaritu neerige tutturi, gantalu kattitu neeroori

Sarigama oodalu nodidanu, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga saddanu maadidanu
Bannavu neerina paalaaitu, bannada tutturi bolaitu
Tutturi bannavu haalaaitu, jambhada kolige golaitu.

ಬಣ್ಣದ ತಗಡಿನ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ, ಕಾಸಿಗೆ ಕೊಂಡನು ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ
ಸರಿಗಮ ಪದನಿಸ ಊದಿದನು, ಸನಿದಪ ಮಗರಿಸ ಊದಿದನು.

ತನಗೇ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಇದೆ ಎಂದು, ಬೇರಾರಿಗೂ ಅದು ಇಲ್ಲೆಂದ
ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ನಡೆದನು ಬೀದಿಯಲಿ, ಜಂಭದ ಕೋಳಿಯ ರೀತಿಯಲಿ.

ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಊದುತ ಕೊಳದ ಬಳಿ, ನಡೆದನು ಕಸ್ತೂರಿ ಸಂಜೆಯಲಿ
ಜಾರಿತು ನೀರಿಗೆ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ, ಗಂಟಲು ಕಟ್ಟಿತು ನೀರೂರಿ

ಸರಿಗಮ ಊದಲು ನೋಡಿದನು, ಗ, ಗ, ಗ, ಗ ಸದ್ದನು ಮಾಡಿದನು
ಬಣ್ಣವು ನೀರಿನ ಪಾಲಾಯ್ತು, ಬಣ್ಣದ ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಬೋಳಾಯ್ತು
ತುತ್ತೂರಿ ಬಣ್ಣವು ಹಾಳಾಯ್ತು, ಜಂಭದ ಕೋಳಿಗೆ ಗೋಳಾಯ್ತು.

A colourful expensive trumpet, Kasturi bought
he played on it, sarigamapadanisa and sanidapamagarisa

that he has this trumpet, and no other does
he walked in the streets, proud and arrogant

he walked by the lake, playing the trumpet
the trumpet slipped from his hands and fell to the water

he now tried to play on it, it made gargling sounds
the colours were lost to the water, the trumpet looked bare
the trumpet, now sheenless, the arrogant boy, now trumpetless


from Songs for Broken Ships, released May 12, 2023
Lyrics by G P Rajarathnam, written in 1940.
Drainpipe flute by Sui


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Andi Otto Hamburg, Germany

Releases on Multi Culti, Shika Shika and Pingipung. Plays the cello + sensor-extended bow (=Fello). Booking: &&


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