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Lyric and background history of song chol chol bhai

Song of Rabindranath Tagore


This page contains lyric of Tagore song chol chol bhai 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: Balmiki-Pratibha (Scene 4)

Taal: Kaharwa

Raag: Bhupali

Written on: 1882

Collection: Balmiki Protibha

Swarabitan: 49

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Parjaay: Kaal-Mrigaya (Scene 5)

Taal: Kaharwa

Raag: Bhupali

Written on: 1882

Collection: Kaal-mrigaya

Swarabitan: 29

Notation by: Indira Debi Chowdhurani

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Transliteration in English

Chal chal bhaai,
Twara kore mora aage jaai.
Praan pon khonj e bon, se bon,
Chal mora ka-jon o dike jaai.
Na na bhaai, kaaj naai -
Hetha kichhu naai - kichhu naai - 
Oi jhope jodi kichhu paai.
Bora ! Bora !
Aare, dnaara, dnaara, eto byasto hole phoskabe shikar.
Chupi chupi aay, chupi chupi aay ashothotolay,
Ebar thikthak hoye sobe thaak -
Saabdhan, dharo baan - 
Saabdhan, chharo baan.
Gelo gelo, oi oi paalay paalay, chal chal.
Chhot re pichhe, aay re twara jaai.

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