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Lyric and background history of song basante phul gathlo

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song basante phul gathlo and its transliteration in English with background history. Background of the song includes the place and date of the song written by Rabindranath, name of the newspaper or magazine the song was first published in and the name of the person who had prepared the notation or swaralipi. This page also contains the musical composition of song like parjaay, taal, raag and ango.

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Parjaay: Prakriti (209)

Upa-parjaay: Basanta (22)

Taal: Dadra

Raag: Hameer-Baul

Anga: Baul

Written on: 1915 (Phalgun 1321)

Published in: Sabujpatra

Collection: Phalguni

Swarabitan: 7 (Phalguni)

Notation by: Anadikumar Dastidar

Notes: Remodelled as "Ashanti aaj hanlo" for the sake of dance.


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Tagore song basante phul gathlo
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Transliteration in English

Basante phul gnaathlo aamar
      joyer maala.
Boilo praane dokhin haawa
       aagun jwaala.
Pichher bnaashi koner ghare
michhe re oi knede more -
Maron ebar aanlo aamar
       barondala.
Joubaneri jhar uthechhe
 aakash-paatale.
Naacher taaler jhankare taar
 aamay maatale.
Kuriye nebar ghuchlo pesha,
uriye debar laaglo nesha,  
Aaram bole  'elo aamar
 jaabar paala'.

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