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Thursday, November 1, 2018

1026. Rafi's Devotional Song: ek lali ghar se chali...



Movie: CHA CHA CHA (1964)
Maiden Release: Alankar Cinema, Bombay.

Music: Iqbal Qureshi
Lyrics: Neeraj

Rafi’s Melodious Devotional number in Raga Bageshwari: Ek lali ghar se chali…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the Hindi filmy lyrics: 


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meeTHi meeTHi,
SWEET, TENDER, 

madhur madhur,
HONEYED, MELODIOUS, 

jaise hi goonji taan,
AS SOON AS THE TUNE ECHOED, 

kachche dhaage se bandh ke,
TIED WITH A SLENDER THREAD

lo aaye, kisii ke praan,
SOMEONE GOT ANIMATED!

ek lali, ghar se chali,
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME, 

ek lali ghar se chali,
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME,

tan saNwaar ke, gajraa Daar ke
ADORNING HER BODY, WEARING A FLORAL BAND,  

tan saNwaar ke, gajraa Daar ke,
ADORNING HER BODY, WEARING A FLORAL BAND,  

apne shyaam ki DHooNDHe gali,
SEEKING HER SHYAM’S LANE!

ek lali, ghar se chali
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME,

ek lali, ghar se chali…
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME!

shyaam vireh ko seh naa sakii voh,
SHYAM’S ABSENCE SHE COULDN’T ENDURE,

gup chup ghar meN reh naa sakii voh,
NOR COULD SHE REMAIN SILENT AT HOME, 

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shyaam vireh ko seh naa sakii voh,
SHYAM’S ABSENCE SHE COULDN’T ENDURE,

gup chup ghar meN reh naa sakii voh,
NOR COULD SHE REMAIN SILENT AT HOME, 

mann meN jo meeTHe sapne theh,
THE SWEET DREAMS THAT SHE’D IN MIND, 

man mein jo meeTHe sapne theh,
THE SWEET DREAMS THAT SHE’D IN MIND,

apne muNh se keh na saki voh,
SHE COULDN’T UTTER FROM HER MOUTH,

apne munh se, keh na saki voh,
SHE COULDN’T UTTER FROM HER MOUTH,

chali dauR ke, laaj chhoR ke
ABANDONING MODESTY, HURRIEDLY SHE PACED,  

chali dauR ke, laaj chhoR ke,
ABANDONING MODESTY, HURRIEDLY SHE PACED

jab madhuban meN shaam Dhali,
THROUGH THE ’MADHUBAN’, AS THE EVEN DECLINED! 

ek lali, ghar se chali
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME,

ek lali, ghar se chali….
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME!

gaalon pe poonam ki chhaTaa thiih,
ON HER CHEEKS GLIMMERED THE FULL-MOON BEAMS,

baalon meN saawan ki ghaTaa thiih, 
DARK AS THE RAINY CLOUD WAS HER HAIR,

gaalon pe poonam ki chhaTaa thiih,
ON HER CHEEKS GLIMMERED THE FULL-MOON BEAMS, 

baalon meN saawan ki ghaTaa thiih, 
DARK AS THE RAINY CLOUD WAS HER HAIR,

kaari kajraari doh ankhiyaaN,
THE TWO EYES LINED WITH BLACK KOHL,

kaari kajraari doh ankhiyaaN, 
THE TWO EYES, LINED WITH BLACK KOHL,

jaise neel kamal ki pankhiyaaN, 
LIKE THE PETALS OF BLUE LOTUS,

jaise neel, kamal ki pankhiyaanN,
LIKE THE PETALS OF BLUE LOTUS,

gol ang thaah, goraa rang thaah, 
SUPPLE WAS THE BODY, THE COMPLEXION, FAIR, 

gol ang thaah, goraa rang thaah
SUPPLE WAS THE BODY, THE COMPLEXION, FAIR,

chanda ki kirnoN meN  palii,
NURTURED BY THE MOONBEAMS!

ek lali, ghar se chali
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME,

ek lali, ghar se chali…
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME!

raas rachegaa jamuna taT pe,
A FESTIVE DANCE HE’LL HOLD ON THE BANK OF JAMUNA, 

naTkhaT jhapTegaa ghoongaT pe,
THE NAUGHTY ONE’LL POUNCE ON THE VEIL,

raas rachegaa jamuna taT pe,
A FESTIVE DANCE HE’LL HOLD ON THE BANK OF JAMUNA, 

naTkhaT jhapTegaa ghoongaT pe,
THE NAUGHTY ONE’LL POUNCE ON THE VEIL,

gar pakre chuuriyaan karkengi,
IF HE GRABS, THE BANGLES WILL CRACK,

gar pakre churiyaan karkengi,
IF HE GRABS, THE BANGLES WILL CRACK,

chhaliyaa chhupaa hai bansibaT pe,
THE TRICKSTER’S HIDING AT THE FLUTE-TREE*,

chhaliyaa chhupaa hai,  bansibaT pe,
THE TRICKSTER’S HIDING AT THE FLUTE-TREE, 

bandhi Dor se, chit ke chor se
TIED BY THE STRING TO THE STEALER OF SENSES,

bandhi Dor se, chit ke chor se,
TIED BY THE STRING TO THE STEALER OF SENSES

chali bhaNwar ke paas chali
NEAR THE VORTEX SHE WENT! 

ek lali, ghar se chali,
A LASS WALKED OUT OF HER HOME!

ek lali -
A LASS - 

Note: BansitaT=The tree where Krishna used to play his flute. 

TRANSLATED BY NASIR ALI