December 29th, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 12/28/2015 - Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

This beautiful classical number was from the 1963 hit Hindi film Dil Hi To Hai ( = It's Only My/Your Heart) Sung by legendry singer Manna Dey. It is said that when Music composer Roshan recorded this song in Manna Dey's voice, the film makers were not happy. They wanted it to be re-recorded with Mohd. Rafi's voice. However, Roshan had refused to change and kept the song as is giving film makers no choice. Good thing that Roshan went with his gut, for this song was the only one in the movie that went on to become a hit and is still remembered. Although I always thought it was pictured on Dev Anand and the dancer. Instead its pictured on Raj Kapoor and Padmini Priyadarshini. I must be getting confused with another song as usual (which would be a post for another day when I eventually get my wires un-crossed. :P). However, enjoy this lovely song whose Lyrics were penned by Sahir Ludhianvi.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

Aaa Aaa
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag, Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chunri Mein Daag, Chhupaaun Kaise, Ghar Jaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag

Ho Gayi Maili Mori Chunariyaa
Kore Badan Si Kori Chunariyaa
Ho Gayi Maili Mori Chunariyaa
Kore Badan Si Kori Chunariyaa
Aa

Jaake Baabul Se, Nazren Milaaun Kaise
Ghar Jaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag

Bhool Gayi Sab Bachan Bidaa Ke
Kho Gayi Main Sasuraal Mein Aake
Bhool Gayi Sab Bachan Bidaa Ke
Kho Gayi Main Sasuraal Mein Aake
Aa

Jaake Baabul Se, Nazren Milaaun Kaise
Ghar Jaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Kori Chunariyaa Aatmaa Mori
Mail Hai Maayaa Jaal

Kori Chunariyaa Aatmaa Mori
Mail Hai Maayaa Jaal
Vo Duniyaa More Baabul Kaa Ghar
Ye Duniyaa Sasuraal
Haan Jaake, Baabul Se, Nazren Milaaun Kaise
Ghar Jaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag
Chhupaaun Kaise
Laagaa, Chunri Mein Daag

Aa Aa
Dhim Ta Na Na Na Dir Dir Taanum
Taa Na Dere Na
Dhim Ta Na Na Na Dir Dir Taan, Dhim Ta Dere Na
Sapt Suran Tin Graam Bansi Baaji
Dir Dir Taani, Taa Ni Ni Da, Ni Da Pa Ma, Pa Ma Ma Ga
Ma Dha Ga Ma Ma Ga Re Sa

Dha Dha Kete Dha Dha Dha Kete Dha Dha Keta Dha Keta
Dharat Paag Padat Nayi Paran
Jhaanjhar Jhanke Jhana Nana Jhana Nana
Dir Dir Ta Tuum Ta Da Ni, Ta Na Na Na Ta Na Na Na
Dhim Ta Na Na Na Na Dir Dir Taam
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Magic In Tunes: 12/29/2015 - Happy New Year

The countdown to 2016 started. So did the closure to my song-a-day blog theme for 2015. Keeping with the mood, here is the first of the three songs that were going to be part of my closing posts.

This 1980s hit song titled Happy New Year by Swedish pop group ABBA is a perfect ballad to start with. Sung by Agnetha Faltskog for their album Super Trouper, the English version of the song was released in 1999.



Lyrics in English:

No More Champagne
And The Fireworks Are Through
Here We Are, Me And You
Feeling Lost And Feeling Blue
It's The End Of The Party
And The Morning Seems So Grey
So Unlike Yesterday
Now's The Time For Us To Say

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have A Vision Now And Then
Of A World Where Every Neighbor Is A Friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have Our Hopes, Our Will To Try
If We Don't We Might As Well Lay Down And Die
You And I

Sometimes I See
How The Brave New World Arrives
And I See How It Thrives
In The Ashes Of Our Lives
Oh Yes, Man Is A Fool
And He Thinks He'll Be Okay
Dragging On, Feet Of Clay
Never Knowing He's Astray
Keeps On Going Anyway

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have A Vision Now And Then
Of A World Where Every Neighbor Is A Friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have Our Hopes, Our Will To Try
If We Don't We Might As Well Lay Down And Die
You And I

Seems To Me Now
That The Dreams We Had Before
Are All Dead, Nothing More
Than Confetti On The Floor
It's The End Of A Decade
In Another Ten Years Time
Who Can Say What We'll Find
What Lies Waiting Down The Line
In The End Of Eighty-Nine

Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have A Vision Now And Then
Of A World Where Every Neighbor Is A Friend
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
May We All Have Our Hopes, Our Will To Try
If We Don't We Might As Well Lay Down And Die
You And I