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This page contains lyric of Tagore song krishnakoli ami tarei 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: Bichitro (75)

Taal: Ardha Jhaptaal

Style: Kirtan

Anga: Kirtan

Written on: 1900/1931 (4 Asharh 1307)

Collection: Khonika

Swarabitan: 13

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Notes: his was written on 18th June, 1900 although a tune was assigned to it in the year 1931, thirty years after it was written. Shantidev Ghosh in his book – ‘Rabindra-sangeet’ had elaborated –

... On the occasion of Barshamangal a poem ‘Krishnakoli’ from the collection ‘Kshonika’ was converted to a song adding melody to it in kirtan style and few other ragas. The present writer had been instrumental in the experiment and I had to produce the song in public having retained the poetic metering instead of that of a song. The word ‘kaalo’ had been separated from the rest of the song with a simple modulation of a speech. ...

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Transliteration in English

Krishnokoli aami taarei boli,    kaalo taare bale gnaayer lok.
Meghla dine dekhechhilem maatthe    kaalo meyer kaalo horin-chokh.
Ghomta maathay chhilo na taar mote    mukto beni pitther pare lote.
Kaalo? Ta se jatoi kaalo hok,    dekhechhi taar kaalo horin-chokh.

Ghano meghe aandhar holo dekhe    daaktechhilo shyamal duti gaai,
Shyama meye basto byakul pade    kutir hote trasto elo taai.
Aakash-paane haani jugal bhuru    shunle baarek megher guruguru.
Kaalo? Ta se jatoi kaalo hok,    dekhechhi taar kaalo horin-chokh.

Pube baatas elo hatthat dheye,    dhaaner khete kheliye gelo dheu.
Aaler dhaare dnaariyechhilem eka,    maatther maajhe aar chhilo na keu.
Aamar paane dekhle ki na cheye    aami jaani aar jaane sei meye.
Kaalo? Ta se jatoi kaalo hok,    dekhechhi taar kaalo horin-chokh.

Emni kore kaalo kaajol megh    joistho maase aase ishan kone.
Emni kore kaalo komal chhaaya    aashar maase naame tamal-bone.
Emni kore shraabon-rajonite hatthat    khushi ghoniye aase chite.
Kaalo? Ta se jatoi kaalo hok,    dekhechhi taar kaalo horin-chokh.

Krishnokoli aami taarei boli,   aar ja bale boluk onyo lok.
Dekhechhilem moynapaarar maatthe     kaalo meyer kaalo horin-chokh.
Maathar pore dey ni tule baas,    lajja paabar paay ni abokaash.
Kaalo? Ta se jatoi kaalo hok,    dekhechhi taar kaalo horin-chokh.

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