Old Hit 3 - Chords and tabs for the song Adho Andha Paravai Pola - Popular MGR Hit

Discussion in 'Tamil Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by SATHYA167, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Let us see the chords and tabs for the song Adho Andha Paravai Pola from Ayirathil Oruvan (1965) film - An evergreen hit...

    Though the film is very old, this song is still popular and often played in all channels.

    MSV + TKR combination had produced fantastic music in those days - unbeatable ones...

    This song is a classic example of westernized beat in the year 1965.

    The song is here for those who wish to hear ........... Adho Anda Paravai Pola - YouTube

    The chords go as under:

    A[D]dho antha paravai pola [Bm]vaazha vendum
    Idho intha alaigal pola [G] aada vendum
    O[Em]re vaanilae o[D]re mannile
    O[Em]re vaanilae o[D]re mannile
    O[Gm]re geetham [D]urimai geetham paaduvom

    lallaa laa la. lallaa laa la.
    lallaa laa la. lallaa laa la.

    [D]kaatru nammai adimai enru vilagavillai[Bm]ye
    [Em]kadal niirum adimai enru suduvathillai[D]ye [Em]suduvathillai[D]ye
    [Bm]kaalam nammai [G]vittu vittu nadappathillai[Am]ye
    kaadhal paasam [Em]thaaymai nammai [G]marappathillai[D]ye
    O[Em]re vaanilae o[D]re mannile
    O[Gm]re geetham [D]urimai geetham [Bm]paaduvom

    I am unable to figure out the chords for the middle swarams - lallaa laa la..... Requesting experts to put down the same.

    Also correct the chords wherever you see it could be better....

    The tabs are seen in the attached. See how these tabs flow down into the melody.

    One of my old hit favorite song.... & I hope you will enjoy this in your guitar....

    I will soon expect a video from one of you in FB or in this forum.....

    Pick, Play and Enjoy...... & do post your views & comments.... Sathya

    Attached Files:

  2. Guitarsen

    Guitarsen New Member

    From IKF Kishmu,

    Intro | D | % | G | % |
    | A7 | % | D Gm | D A7 | D | % |

    Horns | D | % | Bm | % |
    | Bm | % | G | % |
    | Em | % | A7 | D |
    | Eb | Cm | D | % |


    Adho | | | Bm | % |
    Idho | Bm | % | G | % |
    Ore | G | % | A | B7 |
    Ore | Em | % | A7 | D |
    Ore Geetham | Eb | Cm |

    Paaduvom(Trumpets) | D | % | % | % |

    Adho Anda | D | % | Bm | % |
    | Bm | % | G | % |
    | Em | % | A7 | D |
    | Eb | Cm |

    Paaduvom | D | % | % |

    Interlude | | | | |

    Trumpet | | | | | . . . La La . |

    Laa... | D | % | % | % |
    | A7 | % | % | % |

    Piccolo+ Clarinet | A7 | % | % | D . . Kaatru |

    Nammai | D | % | % | % |
    Kadal | A7 | % | D | % | % | % |
    Kalam | G | % | C | % | C | G | D | % |

    Ore Vanile | G | % | A7 | D |
    | Eb | Cm |

    Paaduvom(Trumpets) | D | % | % | % |

    Adho Andha | D | % | Bm | % |
    | Bm | % | G | % |
    | Em | % | A7 | D |
    | Eb | Cm |

    Paaduvom | D | % | % |

    Repeat interlude and charanam
  3. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Thanks Senthil for bringing out this detailed picture. It sounds really better now. When I look back, it is a difference between LKG and PHD. So long to go in learning these things....

    I could not get any thought over the use of 7 chords...

    This song & the music composed in 1965 are something great given the infrastructure for recording available then at that time.....

    So the chords are now complete and ready for all to play and enjoy............. Sathya
  4. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero


    Nice work Sathya, This is how Iam hearing it:


    Aa(D)dho antha paravai pola (Bm)vaazha vendum..
    ..idho intha alaigal pola (Em)aada vendum
    O(Em)re vaanilae o(F#m)re mannile
    O(Em)re vaanile o(F#m)re mannile
    O(D#)re geetham (Cm)urimai geetham (D)paaduvom..(D)

    Kaarru (D)nammai adimai enru vilagavillaiye
    (A7)kadal niirum adimai enru (D)suduvathillaiye..suduvathillaiye
    (G)kaalam nammai vittu vittu (C)nadappathillaiye..
    (C)kaadhal paasam thaaymai nammai (G)marappathillai(D)ye

    O(G)re vaanile o(F#m)re mannile
    o(D#)re geetham (Cm)urimai geetham (D)paaduvom..(D)


    Edited: song starts in D not Bm (inconvenience regretted)
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2020
  5. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    That's so nice of you Jimi. I will try this also. B7 is not an issue for me as I play only barre chords.

    The song is in D Major (from tabs perspective) and I was only confused whether the chords start with the song or not.

    Thanks for your efforts and the complete chords..... Sathya
  6. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    Yes the song is in the key of Dmaj. Song starts in D in the intro and shifts to D# in the chorus.
    pls try it and do tell me.
  7. rajeshguitar

    rajeshguitar New Member

    Wonderful song, great chords. Lifted up the spirits!
  8. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Definitely comes out well Jimi. But how did you choose D# and C Minor (Half scale higher than the base)?

    Is there any shift in the scale (in the voice) ? I am not able to figure out this.

    Being up by a half scale does not make much difference in this musical hit song..... Sathya
  9. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    What the composer did is Modulation(changing the keys).
    What i forgot to mention that this song modulates from Dmaj to D#maj which is up by a semitone.
    This kind of progression is staple of Gospel music and was popular in those days. Its a kind of abrupt modulation used mainly when a chorus is accompanied and usually features in end of the song..also called "Truck driver gear change modulation" in the West.
  10. vs.suresh

    vs.suresh Active Member

    Beautiful song... Thanks Jimi...

    Keep posting..
  11. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    That's a lot of useful information and learning for me. Thanks a lot Jimi......

    Dudes, now that you have complete chords, you must start rocking.......... Sathya
  12. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    U r welcome Suresh!
  13. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    U r welcome Sathya! pls check the chords now! I have edited it and made it more perfect.
  14. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    Excellent. Thanks for all your efforts. I will play this tonight and also upload in FB - Sathya
  15. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    For the convenience of all, I am uploading an updated file which also contains the chords given by Jimihndrx.

    Pick, Play & Enjoy..

    While a lot of posts are being made on chords, I am not seeing any views on tabs. Hope you enjoy this as well... Sathya

    Attached Files:

  16. cibhin

    cibhin Member

    Looks like jimihndrx is going to the next legend like Roentgen..!!!!
    Great job buddy.. Thanks a lot..!!!
  17. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    u r welcome cibhin! Roentgen is certainly better than me, so are the other members in this forum.. Iam just an average guitarist.
  18. Guitarsen

    Guitarsen New Member

    Jimi, I was wondering why Bm to for the start of the song? I guess the first line starts with no chords and the chords stars with Bm on "Vaazha vendum" lines. Now I noticed you have corrected again, Thanks.

    You may have to keep it in mind some of these things about our Tamil composers, MSV (composer of this song), ARR and many others doesn't follow any strict rules in terms of chords or notes to the instrumentalists. Sometimes chords in the first stanza may not be same in the second stanza (even it is in the same tune), I guess they encourage player's improvisation. Even in this song, I hear lot of variations. At one point, MSV was running music factory composing 18 songs a day.

    It's opposite with IR, he writes every single note, and instrumentalists has to follow it as strict rules and they are not allowed to deviate on their own.
  19. jimihndrx

    jimihndrx Guitar Hero

    @Guitarsen ok i got it! But my version is matching with the vocals perfectly even if you are hearing variations.
  20. SATHYA167

    SATHYA167 New Member

    I also felt that the chords start little later that is why I started with in the middle of the first word. Anyhow, starting with D and moving on to Bm perfectly matches with the song. Thanks Senthil for your comments and it is good to see active participation from one and all in this Forum....Let this continue in future............ Sathya

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