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This page contains lyric of Tagore song ogo nodi apon bege 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 (80)

Taal: Dadra

Raag: Pilu

Written on: 1915 (23 Phalgun 1321)

Published in: Sabujpatra

Collection: Phalguni

Swarabitan: 7 (Phalguni)

Notation by: Indira Debi Chowdhurani

Notes: This song was composed on 7th March 1915, while travelling in a train from Bolpur to Kolkata.

Rabindranath was travelling by train to Barrackpore via Kolkata. Lord Harding, the Governor had requested Him to see him. The birthday of the King, the Fifth George was on 3rd June and on the occasion of next birthday he had planned to offer the prestigious Knighthhod to Rabindranath. He had invited the poet in order to obtain an agreement for the plan from Him. Rabindranath was particularly thankful to Lord Harding as he had been instrumental in the withdrawal of the order that wards of government employees would not be allowed to study in the Ashram. Hence He could not turn down the request. He went to see the Governor and on the way He composed two different songs. One of them is Choli Go Choli Go …’, and the second one is ‘Ogo Nodi Aaponbege Paagolpaara …’.

Prashantakumar Pal and Shantidev Ghosh both have agreed to the fact that this song was composed while travelling by train from Bolpur to Kolkata, however, Kanika Bandyopadhyay had said that this was a song written while having a journey by boat.

This song was later adapted as a song sung by the blooming tree in the drama ‘Phalguni’.

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Ogo nodi, aapon bege paagol-paara,
Aami stabdho chnaapar toru   gandhobhore tandrahaara.
Aami sada aachalo thaaki,   gobhir chala gopan raakhi,
Aamar chala nobin paatay, aamar chala phuler dhaara.
Ogo nodi, chalar bege paagol-paara,
Pathe pathe baahiro hoye aapon-haara -
Aamar chala jaaya naa bala -   aalor paane praaner chala -
Aakash bojhe aanondo taar, bojhe nisar nirab taara.

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