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Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thi Bulbul ..( A rose and a nightingale)

2 Apr

This is probably one of the first songs  liked as a child. The actors were favorite actors of my childhood Shashi Kapoor and Nanda. The movie is Jab Jab Phool Khile. Please see : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305689/

I would watch these songs as many from my generation on Television. When VCR was a sign of prosperity and telephone a luxury. I loved the movie. I love this song. The song is a beautiful story.


Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thi Bulbul ( A rose and a nightingale)

Ek tha gul aur ek thee bulbul donon chaman me rahate the
 Hai yeh kahanee bilkul sachchee, mere nana kahate the

Once there was a rose and a nightingale and both lived in the garden
This is a true story, my grand father used to say..
 
 Bulbul kuchh (aise gatee thee )
 Kaise gatee thee
 Bulbul kuchh aise gatee thee, jaise tum baaten karatee ho
 Woh gul (aise sharamata tha )
 Kaise sharamata tha
 Woh gul aise sharamata tha, jaise mai ghabara jata hu
 Bulbul ko malum nahee tha, gul aise kyon sharamata tha
 Woh kya jane usaka nagma, gul ke dil ko dhadakata tha
 Dil ke bhed na aate lab pe, yeh dil me hee rahate the

Nightingale used to sing like this
How she used to sing?
Nightingale used to sing like, the way you talk
The rose would be shy like this
How would rose be shy?
The rose used to be shy, like the way am scared
The nightingale never knew, why the rose was shy
How could she know of her song, would make rose's heart skip
The secrets of heart, never come to lips, it stays in the heart
 
 Lekin aakhir dil kee bate, aise kitane din chhupatee hain
 Yeh woh kaliya hain jo ek din, bas kante ban ke chubhatee hain
 Ek din jan liya bulbul ne, woh gul us kaa divana hai
 Tum ko pasand aaya ho toh bolu, phir aage jo afsana hai
 Bolo na chup kyon ho gaye
 Ek duje kaa ho jane par, woh dono majbur huye
 Un dono ke pyar ke kisse, gulshan me mashahur huye
 Sath jiyenge, sath marenge, woh dono yeh kahate the

But then how long the longing of heart can remain inside
These are buds which like thorns prick your own self
One day nightingale realised, the rose is madly in love with her
If you like this, then will tell you the tale ahead
Please say, why did you go quiet?
Once they realised they are meant to be, they surrendered
Their love story became famous in the garden
Live together, die together they used to say..
 
 phir kya huwa
 Phir ek din kee bat sunaau, ek sayyad chaman me aaya
 Le gaya woh bulbul ko pakad ke, aur divana gul murjhaya
 Shayar log bayan karate hain, aise unkee judayee kee baaten
 Gate the yeh git woh donon, saiyya bina nahee katatee rate
 Mast baharo kaa mausam tha, aankh se aansu bahate the

Then what happened?
Let me tell you then, one hunter came in the garden
He caught the nightingale and went, the love strck rose wilted in sorrow
The poets talk about tales of their separation
They used to sing in unison, without the beloved cannot sleep at nights
In beautiful season, eyes were filled with tears
 
 Aatee thee aawaj hamesha, yeh jhilmil jhilmil taaro se
 Jiska nam mohabbat hai woh, kab rukatee hain diwaro se
 Ek din aah gulo bulbul kee, uss pinjare se ja takarayee
 Tuta pinjara chhuta kaidee, deta raha saiyyad duhayee
 Rok sake na usako milake, sara jamana saree khudayee
 Gul sajan ko git sunane, bulbul bag me wapas aayee
 raja bahut achchhi kahanee hai
 Yad sada rakhana yeh kahanee, chahe jina chahe marna
 Tum bhee kisee se pyar karo toh, pyar gulao bulabul sa karana

There used to be sounds always from these stars
Whose name is love, how can they be stopped by these walls
One day sigh of rose and nightingale, struck the cage
The cage broke and the prisoner became free, the hunter cursed
No body can stop them meeting, neither the world, not the god
To sing for beloved rose, nightingale came back to garden
( Raja) it's a very nice story
Remember then this always, may you live or die
If you fall in love , then love like nightingale and rose..

Hope you like my translation in english, its hurried and have to sleep..

But remember then this always, if you fall in love then love like nigtingale and rose :)

I dedicate this to most beloved actor of my childhood Shashi Kapoor and my beloved freinds. Good night friends!

Love, Suresh
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