I was just listening to this song and all of a sudden this incident popped into my head:
This happened around the time the music for the film Bombay had just gotten released. The songs from the movie were on everyone's lips. The song "Hamma hamma" was especially popular with kids.
My cousin K was around 10 years old at that time. One evening, his dad (my uncle C) was returning from work when he spotted K outside a neighbor's closed door saying what sounded like "Amma, amma". Uncle C looked extremely upset and asked K to return home immediately. As soon as uncle C and K entered the house, uncle C called out to my aunt S: "Do you know what K was doing today?"
Aunt S was puzzled and said, "No."
Uncle C said, "He was standing outside a neighbor's house and begging Amma, Amma*. Why do you let him do such things?"
At which point K indignantly burst out, "I was not begging! I was singing the Hamma, hamma song!! You have absolutely no knowledge of the latest Tamil music!"
Uncle C looked abashed for a moment and then grumpily said, "What nonsensical lyrics songs have these days!"
And of course, the story got added to the annals of our family history :-D!
* Amma, thayey (mother, mother in tamil) is a popular begging phrase in Tam-land.