SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 9: Hyttya-Hyttya / Summer

A folksong using the nasal, glottal technique of tan-alai.

Hyttya-hyttya, Bright sun
Hyttya-hyttya, Sunshine
Hyttya-hyttya, Warm rays
Hyttya-hyttya, Rays scatter.
Hyttya-hyttya, Hot times
Hyttya-hyttya, Heat comes
Hyttya-hyttya, Rich summer
Hyttya-hyttya, Summer smiles.

Hyttya-hyttya, Colourful attire
Hyttya-hyttya, Adorned beautifully
Hyttya-hyttya, Grass, trees
Hyttya-hyttya, Trees blooming.
Hyttya-hyttya, Singing bird
Hyttya-hyttya, Bird sings
Hyttya-hyttya, Earth is full
Hyttya-hyttya, Full of songs.
Hyttya-hyttya, Full dawn
Hyttya-hyttya, Dawn comes
Hyttya-hyttya, River meadow
Hyttya-hyttya, Meadows blossom
Hyttya-hyttya, New happiness
Hyttya-hyttya, Happy times
Hyttya-hyttya, It is real
Hyttya-hyttya, It is true.