Tumhein dillagi bhool jani pare gi (English Translation)

1 08 2010

It is a challenging task to translate poetic works from one language to the other. Many a subtlety of the poetic intricacy are lost in the process. I am no poet, but I have often wanted to translate the lyrics of Ustad (Master) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s greatest hits. This particular hit entitled “You will have to forget all about infatuation…” is a beautiful ghazal that puts into words the pains that often accompany love. I hope the translation will help some folks to enjoy this great song a little better.

Chorus:

Tumhein dillagi bhool jani pare gi
Tumhein dillagi bhool jani pare gi
Muhabbat ki raahon mein aa kar to dekho

You will have to forget all about infatuation…
You will have to forget all about infatuation
Try embarking upon on the journey of love!

Tumhein dillagi bhool jani pare gi
Muhabbat ki raahon mein aa kar to dekho
Tarapne pe mere na phir tum hanso ge
Tarapne pe mere na phir tum hanso ge
Kabhi dil kissi se laga kar to dekho

You will have to forget all about infatuation
Try embarking upon on the journey of love!
You will not mock my suffering then…
You will not mock my suffering then…
When you have tried giving your heart to someone!

Chorus

Honton ke paas aye hansi, kya majaal hai
Dil ka muamla hai koi dillagi nahin

A smile dare not creep upon the lips…
This is a matter of the heart not just an infatuation!

Zakhm pe zakhm kha ke ji
Apne lahoo ke ghont pi
Aah na kar labon ko si
Ishq hai dillagi nahin

Wound upon wound… inflicted
Sip after sip… of your own blood
Let out not a sigh, seal you lips
This is love, not infatuation!

Dil laga kar pata chaley ga tumhein
Aashiqui dillagi nahin hoti

When you have fallen in love you shall see
Love is no infatuation

Kuch khel nahin hai ishq ki laag
Paani na samajh ye aag hai aag

Love is no child’s play
Think of it not as water, this is fire!

Khoon rulaye gi ye lagi dil ki
Khel samjho na dillagi dil ki

It’s make you shed bloody tears…
Don’t think of it as child’s play

Yeh ishq nahin aasaan
Bas itna samajh leejay
Ik aag ka darya hai
Aur doob ke jaana hai

This love is not easy
Think of it this way…
It is a river of fire…
And you must drown to cross!

Wafaaon ki hum se tawaqo nahin hai
Wafaaon ki hum se tawaqo nahin hai
Magar ek baar aazma kar to dekho
Zamanay ko apna bana kar to dekha
Humein bhi tum apna bana kar to dekho

You may not expect me to be faithful
You may not expect me to be faithful
But, you must try me at least once…
You gave yourself to this world…
Now try making me your own!

Khuda ke liya chor do ab yeh parda…

Rukh se naqab utha, ke bari der ho gayi
Mahol ko tilaawat-e-quraan kiye hoye
Khuda ke liye chor do ab yeh parda…

For God’s sake, reveal yourself now…

Lift the veil now, it has been long since
the world broke into recitation of praise…
For God’s sake, reveal yourself now…

Hum na samjhe teri nazron ka taqaza kya hai
Kabhi parda kabhi jalwa yeh tamasha kya hai
Khuda ke liye chor do ab yeh parda…

I couldn’t understand what is the intent of your gaze
Shy this moment, and inviting the next, what is this game?
For God’s sake, reveal yourself now…

Jan-e-jan hum se uljhan nahin dekhi jaati
Khuda ke liye chor do ab yeh parda…

My darling, I cannot bear to see this struggle now
For God’s sake, reveal yourself now…

Khuda ke liya chor do ab yeh parda
Keh hain aaj hum tum nahin ghair koi
Shab-e-wasl bhi hai hijaab iss kadar kyon
Zara rukh se aanchal utha kar to dekho

For God’s sake, reveal yourself now…
For you and I are strangers no more
Why the veil on the night of the union?
Uncover your face and look up now…

Jafaaein buhat kien buhat zulm dhaye
Kabhi ik nigah-e-karam iss taraf bhi
Humesha huay dekh kar mujh ko barham
Kissi din zara muskura kar to dekho

Broke my heart, and tortured me plenty
Perhaps a kind gaze this way now?
Forever my sight offended you
Perhaps direct a smile my way now?

Jo ulfat mein har ek sitam hai gawara
Yeh sab kuch hai paas-e-wafa tum se warna
Satate ho din raat jiss tarha mujh ko
Kissi ghair ko youn sata kar to dekho

In love I have born every wound inflicted
All this is in custody of my sincerity to you
The way that you tease me day and night…
Try to tease another and see!

Agarche kissi baat par woh khafa hain
To acha yehi hai tum apni si kar lo
Woh maanein na mannein yeh marzi hai unki
Magar un ko pur-nam mana kar to dekho

Though she seems upset about something
Perhaps it is better to just move on
To accept me or not, that is her will
But try to convince her with all your passion!

Tumhein dillagi bhool jani pare gi
Muhabbat ki raahon mein aa kar to dekho

You will have to forget all about infatuation
Try embarking upon on the journey of love!

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Pathar Ke Khuda

17 03 2010

Pathar ke khuda, pathar ke sanam
Pathar ke hi insaan paye hein…
Pathar ke khuda, pathar ke sanam
Pathar ke hi insaan paye hein…

Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Hum jaan baccha kar aaye hein…

-chorus-

But khana samajhtay ho jisko
Poocho na wahan kya haalat hai
But khana samajhtay ho jisko
Poocho na wahan kya haalat hai

Hum loag waheen se lautay hein
Bas shukar karo laut aaye hein

Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Hum jaan baccha kar aaye hein…

-chorus-

Hum soch rahay hein muddat se
Abb umr guzarein bhi to kahaan
Hum soch rahay hein muddat se
Abb umr guzarein bhi to kahaan

Sehra mein khushi ke phool nahin
Shehron mein ghamon ke saaye hein

Honton pe tabbasum halka sa
Aankhon mein nami si aye qatil
Honton pe tabbasum halka sa
Aankhon mein nami si aye qatil

Hum ahl-e-muhabbat par aksar
Aisay bhi zamanay aaye hein

Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Tum shehr-e-muhabbat kehte ho
Hum jaan baccha kar aaye hein…

-chorus-





Mujhay Dharti Ki Kasam

17 03 2010

Mujhay dharti ki kasam
Mujhay matti ki kasam
Mujhay iss dil ki kasam
Mujhay iss jaan ki kasam

Na mile pyar chaahay
Mein phiroon khwar chaahay
Ho meri jeet chaahay
Ho meri haar chaahay
Yeh zameen maan hai meri
Dukh mere jaanti hai
God leti hai mujhay
Pyar se bolti hai
Aye mere laal tu meri jaan
Ab ho gi thandak bhi tu!

Hath jab thamti hai
Phir nahin chorti hai
Khwab jo toot’ta hai
Yeh usse jorti hai

-chorus-

Tu meri jaan bhi hai
Tu meri aan bhi hai
Mera imaan bhi hai
Meri pehchaan bhi hai
Tujhpe qurban meri jaan tera lakht-e-jigar

Hath jab thamti hai
Phir nahin chorti hai
Khwab jo toot’ta hai
Yeh usse jorti hai

-chorus-

Yeh dharti dharti dharti dharti dharti meri jaan hai
yeh dharti dharti dharti dharti dharti meri maan hai
Yeh dharti Yeh dharti Yeh dharti meri jaan hai
Yeh dharti Yeh dharti Yeh dharti meri maan hai

Tu meri aas bhi hai
Tu meri pyaas bhi hai
Pyar mein khas bhi hai
Tu mere paas bhi hai
Mein to gaaon tere hi gun
Meri jaan sham-o-seher

Hath jab thamti hai
Phir nahin chorti hai
Khwab jo toot’ta hai
Yeh usse jorti hai

-chorus-

-chorus-





Laut Aao

17 03 2010

Kahan se dhoondon teri yaadon ke sahare
Tujhe nahin dil mera yeh pukare
Tune kiya meri dil ke saath jaan-e-man
yeh kaisa dhoka batana!

Tere bin roya mera dil bechara
Kahan se dhoondon ab naya koi sahara
Zakhm ban ke mere dil pe yoon jiya
Hua haal bura hai jana

Jawab to dega na mujhay yeh zaman
haal to mera beeta bohat aashiqana
Pyar hua yeh kyun lagta hai
Waqt hua hai kyun anjana!

Mujhe yoon na rulao
Mujhe yoon na satao
Mujhe yoon na tarpao…
Laut Aao… Laut Aao…

Sehra mein bhatka mein begana
Umeed ka nahin yahaan koi thikana
Kahan pe dhoondoon tujhko
batlaye koi mujhko jaan-e-jaana

Guzare tere saath jo bhi waqt mein ne
Khari hamare beech waqt ki chatanein
Kaise lautay guzra zamana
Tu hi bata jaan-e-jaana

-chorus-

Kaun sune ga iss dil ki sadaa?
Kaun bane ga iss marz ki dawa?
Aur kaun bane ga mera apna?
Bas tujhse hai poochna…

Waqt ne diya jo bhi dhoka
Dushman bhi na deta ho ga
Kash guzra waqt wapas aata
Mein tujhko phir samjhata

Tu meri jaan ka hissa hain
Meri aankhon ka tu tara hai
Mera dil bas yeh tumhara hai
Mere khwabon ka nazara hai…

-chorus-

Laut aa… Laut aa…
Sehra chaanay heini mein ne sadiyon se
Dhoonda hai tujhko in galiyon mein
Sehra chaanay heini mein ne sadiyon se
Dhoonda hai tujhko in galiyon mein

-chorus-





Aye Puttar Hattan Te Nayein Wikday

17 03 2010

Aye puttar hattan te nayein wikday
Aye puttar hattan te nayein wikday
Ki labni aye wich bazaar kure?

Aye dain aye mere data di
Aye dain aye mere data di
Na aiwein takran maar kure!

Aye puttar hattan te nayein wikday

Aye puttar wikao cheez nayein
Aye puttar wikao cheez nayein
Mul de ke choli paiye ni
Aye aida sasta maal nayein
Kiton ja ke mang liyaiyni

Aye sauda nakd wi milda nayein
Tu labdi phirein udhar kure!

Aye putar hattan te nayein wikday

Aye sher bahadur ghazi nein
Aye sher bahadur ghazi nein
Aye kise kolun wi harde nayein
Ena dushmanan kolon ki darna
Aye maut kolon wi darde nayein

Aye apne desh di izzat toun
Jaan apni dende waar kure!

Aye puttar hattan te nayein wikday

Tan bagh nein ona ma’waan de
Tan bagh nein ona ma’waan de
Jinna ma’waan de aye jaye nein
Tan bagh nein pain parawaan de
Jina goudeyan weer khidaye nein

Aye maan nein maanan waliyan de
Nayein aye

Aye puttar hattan te nayein wikday





Manzilen Apni Jagah Hain Raaste Apni Jagah

17 03 2010

manzilon pe aake luTate hain dilon ke kaarvaaN
kashtiyaaN saahil pe aksar, Doobati hain pyaar ki

{the caravans of hearts are robbed at their destinations,
and often times the boats of love are sunk at the shore}

manzilen apni jagah hain raaste apni jagah
manzilen apni jagah hain raaste apni jagah
jab qadam hi saath na den, to musaafir kyaa kare

{the destinations are in their place, so are the paths…
when the steps betray, what can the traveller do?}

yuN to hai hamdard bhi aur hamsafar bhi hai meraa
yuN to hai hamdard bhi aur hamsafar bhi hai meraa
baDhke koi haath na de, dil bhalaa phir kyaa kare
manzilen apni jagah hain raaste apni jagah

{i have a carer, and partner too
if no one extends their hand, what can the heart do?
the destinations are in their place, so are the paths…}

Doobne vaale ko tinke kaa sahaaraa hi bahut
dil bahal jaaye fakat, itnaa ishaaraa hi bahut
itne par bhi aasmaaN vaalaa giraa de bijliyaaN
koi batlaa de zaraa ye Doobtaa phir kyaa kare
manzilen apni jagah hain raaste apni jagah

pyaar karnaa jurm hai to, jurm hamse ho gayaa
qaabil-e-maafii huaa karate nahin aise gunaah
sangdil hai ye jahaaN aur sangdil meraa sanam
kyaa karen josh-e-junooN aur hauslaa phir kyaa kare
manzilen apni…





Mujhe Roko

17 03 2010

Mujhay Roko 
Kay Meray Lab Hain Azaad 
Par Koi Nahin Saath 
Mujhay Roko 
Mujhay Roko [Mujhay Roko] 
Mujhay Roko 
Mujhay Roko [Mujhay Roko] 

Kay Main Hoon Azaad [Mujhay Roko] 
Ho Meray Dil Main Hai Aag [Mujhay Roko] 
Ab Koi Nahin Saath [Mujhay Roko] 
Hai Kaali Yeh Raat 

Meray Sar Pay Junoon [Mujhay Roko] 
Ho Meri Aankhon Main Khoon [Mujhay Roko] 
Mujhay Aaye Na Sukoon [Mujhay Roko] 
Par Main Na Rukoon Ga… 

Mein… Ab Thak Gaya Hoon… 
Meray Ehsasaat Munjamid Ho Raye Hain… 
Ab Zehen Rukna Nahin Chahta… 
Ab Dil Marna Nahin Chahta… 
Nahi Chahta… 

Meri Yeh Arzoo 
Ab Kabhi 
Main Na Rukoon 
Tum Bhi Kuch Soch Lo 
Dil Ko Na Roko 

Kay Main Ho Jawaan [Mujhay Roko] 
Yeh Meray Dil Ki Azaan [Mujhay Roko] 
Ho Meray Man Main Emaan [Mujhay Roko] 
Hai Meray Hathon Main Jaan [Mujhay Roko] 
Yehi Hai Meri Zameen [Mujhay Roko] 
Hai Mera Pakka Yakeen [Mujhay Roko] 
Ab Koi Nahin [Mujhay Roko] 
Par Main Na Rukoon Ga… 
Haan 

Ho Mujhay Roko 
Kay Meray Lab Hain Azaad… 
Par Koi Nahin Saath 
[Mujhay Roko] 
O Mujhay Roko 

Mera Jaaga Ehsaas 
Meray Mann Ki Hai Pyaas 
Mainay Tori Zanjeer 
Mera Dil Hai Azaad 
Meray Dil Main Junoon 
Yeh Joshila Hai Khoon 
Meri Apni Zameen 
Mujhay Is Pay Sukoon 

[Mujhay Roko] 
Kay Main Hoon Azaad [Mujhay Roko] 
Ho Meray Dil Main Hai Aag [Mujhay Roko] 
Ab Koi Nahin Saath [Mujhay Roko] 
Hai Kaali Yeh Raat [Mujhay Roko] 
Meray Sar Pay Junoon [Mujhay Roko] 
Ho Meri Aankhon Main Khoo [Mujhay Roko] 
Mujhay Aaye Na Sukoon [Mujhay Roko] 
Par Main Na Rukoon Ga… 

[Mujhay Roko] [Mujhay Roko] [Mujhay Roko] Mujhay Roko 
[Mujhay Roko] Mujhay Roko… Mujhay Roko 
[Mujhay Roko] [Mujhay Roko] Mujhay Roko 
[Mujhay Roko] [Mujhay Roko] 
Par Main Na Rukoon Ga