Video | “Hermet Dipil” (On my Hip and my Head): Song 4 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

Hermet Dipil (On my Hip and my Head)

[Starting from 13:19]

Theme
A young girl tells her mother:
I am tired of carrying an earthen water pot on my hip and on my head, dear mother. Buy me some pots of silver and gold.
I am tired of carrying my little brother on my hip from one side of the village to the other every day.
I want a little sister like my friend Thermeng has.

Literary translation

Keeping earthen pot on my hip and on my head,

I am tired of carrying water every day dear mother.

Buy me pots of silver and gold.

From upper part of the village to the lower part

I am tired of carrying my little brother on my hip every day,

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Courtesy: Dr. Boro Baski © Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust –

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