Poem

Gobbi yelloyi! Gobbi yelloyi!

Gobbemma:  Decorated Gobar Ball placed on Muggu.

Gobbemma: Decorated Gobar Ball placed on Muggu.

Gobbi yelloyi! Gobbi yelloyi!

Telugu Folk Song traditionally sung for Sankranti Festival.

 gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

dukku dukku dunnarata … It seems they have plowed

emi dukku dunnarata? What did they plow

raja vari tota lo jama dukku dunnarata in the king’s garden?

They plowed (for) the guava.

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Guava?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi! Is it so, dear friends and sisters?

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

vittu vittu natarata … emi vittu natarata? What seed did they plant?

raja vari tota lo jama vittu natarata Guava?

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Is it so, dear …?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi!

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

Mokka mokka molichindata … emi mokka molichindata? What sprout sprouted?

raja vari tota lo jama mokka molichindata Guava?

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Is it so, dear …?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi!

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

kaya kaya kasindata … emi kaya kasindata What came?

raja vari tota lo jama kayi kasindata Guava?

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Is it so, dear …?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi!

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

pandu pandu pandindata … emi pandu pandindata What fruit ripened?

raja vari tota lo jama pandu pandindata Guava?

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Is it so, dear …?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi!

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

Gobbemma - Decorated Gobar Ball placed on muggu

Gobbemma – Decorated Gobar Ball placed on muggu

made-up verses:

pandu pandu kosarata … emi pandu kosarata What fruit did they pluck?

raja vari tota lo jama pandu kosarata Guava?

avunata akkalara? chandra giri bhamallara? Is it so, dear …?

bhamala giri gobbilloyi!

gobbi yelloyi! gobbi yelloyi!

 

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