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Sunday, September 19, 2010

678. Philosophical Song of Rafi: Main bambai ka baabu...

Movie: NAYA DAUR (1957)
Music: O.P. Nayyar
Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi
Main Movie-Hall where first released in Bombay: Minerva.

Philosophical/Didactic Song of Rafi: Mai.n Bambai ka Babu...
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the original Hindi-Urdu Lyrics:

mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,


hey...mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
HEY, I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,


mai.n bambai kaa baabu...
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY...


yeh duniya hai uskee,
THIS WORLD BELONGS TO HIM


jo duniya se khele,
WHO TOYS WITH THE WORLD!


sakhtee ho yaa narmee arre ha.nste ha.nste jhele,
WHETHER ‘TIS HARD OR EASY, BEARS IT CHEERFULLY,


yeh duniya hai uskee,
THIS WORLD BELONGS TO HIM


jo duniya se khele,
WHO TOYS WITH THE WORLD!


sakhtee ho yaa narmee arre ha.nste ha.nste jhele,
WHETHER ‘TIS HARD OR EASY, BEARS IT CHEERFULLY,


Sunlo ajee sunlo yeh jaadoo kaa taraanaa,
HEAR YE! LISTEN TO THIS MAGICAL MELODY!


hey...mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
HEY, I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,


mai.n bambai kaa baabu...
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY...


kuchh hai.n daulat waale,
SOME PEOPLE HAVE WEALTH,


kuchh hai.n taaqat waale,
SOME PEOPLE HAVE STRENGTH,


asli waale voh hai.n arre jo hai.n himmat waale,
THE REAL GUYS ARE THOSE WHO HAVE COURAGE,


kuchh hai.n daulat waale,
SOME PEOPLE HAVE WEALTH,


kuchh hai.n taaqat waale,
SOME PEOPLE HAVE STRENGTH,


asli waale voh hai.n arre jo hai.n himmat waale,
THE REAL GUYS ARE THOSE WHO HAVE COURAGE,


Sunlo ajee sunlo yeh jaadoo kaa taraanaa,
HEAR YE! LISTEN TO THIS MAGICAL MELODY!


mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,


hey...mai.n bambai kaa baabu...
HEY, I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY...


aayaa hoo.n mai.n bandhu,
FRIENDS! I’VE COME


roos aur cheen me.n jaake,
AFTER VISITING RUSSIA AND CHINA,


kaam kee baat bataa dee arre kaameDee gaanaa gaake,
A VITAL INSTRUCTION I’VE GIVEN BY SINGING A COMEDY SONG!


aayaa hoo.n mai.n bandhu,
FRIENDS! I’VE COME


roos aur cheen me.n jaake,
AFTER VISITING RUSSIA AND CHINA,


kaam kee baat bataa dee maine kaameDee gaanaa gaake,
A VITAL INSTRUCTION I’VE GIVEN BY SINGING A COMEDY SONG!


Sunlo ajee sunlo yeh jaadoo kaa taraanaa,
HEAR YE! LISTEN TO THIS MAGICAL MELODY!


hey...mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
HEY, I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,


mai.n bambai kaa baabu,
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY,


naam meraa anjaanaa,
MY NAME IS “UNKNOWN”,


english dhun me.n gaaoo.n mai.n hindustaani gaanaa,
I SING AN INDIAN SONG IN ENGLISH TUNE,

mai.n bambai kaa baabu...yaa
I’M A GENTLEMAN FROM BOMBAY...YEAH!

NASIR

Students will discover the joy of language through song and dance with instruction in music theory while learning how to play the recorder and keyboard. Fiesta de Musica Instructor: Regina Talbot-Mendez.


6 comments:

  1. Great song, as always!!!!
    Happy Birthday! :-) Hope you had a great day. Wish you a very happy and a melodious year ahead. God bless you.

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  2. OMG! I'm pleasantly surprised but deeply moved by your birthday greetings Archana. Thanks a lot.

    May God bless you too and give you all the health and happiness that you may desire!

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  3. Was it your birthday Nasir saab? So sorry I missed wishing you on the day but I am now wishing you a very, very happy belated birthday. Hugs.

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  4. Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes. I appreciate that very much, but please don't be sorry. By the way, when is your birthday?

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  5. You are welcome. Mine? A long time away :(

    April the 8th is my janam din.

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  6. Thanks for the info Veen.
    And may that day come soon!

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