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Lyric and background history of song bondhu raho raho

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

This page contains lyric of Tagore song bondhu raho raho 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 (85)

Upa-parjaay: Borsha (60)

Taal: Madhyamaan

Raag: Bhairavi Tappa

Written on: 1933

Published in: Shantiniketan Patrika

Collection: Shesh Barshan

Swarabitan: 2

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Bhanga Gaan

Notes: Shouri Mian tappa. An excellent example of raaga Bharabhi. Lyric according to Dhrupad having four 'Tuk' (parts) - Sthayee, Antara,Sanchari and Abhog. But the composition of melody corresponds to Tappa style.

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Transliteration in English

Bondhu raho raho saathe
Aaji e soghon shrabon praate.
Chhile ki mor swopone saathihara raate.
Bondhu bela britha jaay re
Aaji e baadole aakul haway re
Kotha kao mor hridoye haath rakho haate.

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