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A Folk Song from India

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A Folk Song from India

O my Sakhi,* bring the Dholak*,      we would sing a song,
O friend, my love is coming,	                 from a far-off city,
While bringing the Dholak,*         bring also the   Mazeera,*
We would sing a song and        we would dance  together.


The Jhoola*  is ready,		       on the branch of  Mango tree,
On the beat of Dholak, 	we would swing high touching the sky,
O my friend, bring the Dholak*,  we would sing a song together,
O Sakhi* my love is coming,	                         from a far-off city,


O my friend push the swing,                            so high in the sky,
I may see my Sasuma*,                  leaving the house for a while,
The swing is ready,			      on the branch of  Mango tree,
On the beat of Dholak,    we would swing high touching the sky,


O my friend please push the swing,                  so high in the sky,
That I may see, my Nanda,*     also leaving the house for a while,
O Sakhi,  please, increase the swinging,            so high in the sky,
That I may see my Dever* also,      leaving the house for a  while.

O my friend increase the swinging,                     so high in the air,
That I may see my Sasur*too, have to leave the house for a while, 
O my dear Sakhi,* please increase the swinging, so high this time,
That I may see the face of my love,        coming after a long while.

O my friend,            please push the swing   in such a way this time,
That my love may come to me,                     searching his dear wife. 
Then Sakhi increase the beat and sound of the Dholak,   so much so,
That everyone may feel that   we are singing the  song in full swing,
When you bring the Dholak,*                      bring also the Mazeera,*
We would sing a song and                        we would dance   together.

Ravindra
Kanpur India 22nd Jan. 2010

Meaning of some Hindi words used

Sakhi* Means =Female friend of a girl or woman
Sasu* Means = Mother-in-law
Sasur* Means= Father-in-law
Nanda* Means= Husband’s sister
Dever* Means= Husband’s brother
Jhoola* Means= A rope cradle or rope swing handing on tree branch 

Dholak* Means= Dholak also known as dholki is a barrel shaped hand drum that is widely used in folk and popular music in India. The dholak has derived its name from Persian language, as it is a diminutive of Dhol.
The dholak is widely used in folk music of villages of India. 


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Date: 9/26/2011 8:37:00 PM
You bring the magic of India to us all in such an exhilarating way. The repetitions increase the intensity of the verse. I really enjoyed!
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Date: 4/8/2011 4:55:00 AM
I have stopped by to read some of your excellent poetry today Ravindra. I hope to be back soon to read more. I wish you the best with your writing always. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/14/2011 9:35:00 AM
So much to learn a delightful romp through the unfamiliar! Light & Love
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Date: 1/24/2011 6:54:00 AM
Every line so exciting and exotic .. the intense write and words thrill the senses of both soul and mind ... Ravindra my friend.. intoxicating as always .. from the beauty of your rare talent and gift... with luv..
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Date: 1/23/2011 6:23:00 PM
Beautiful Ravindra, the India song sure hits a nice soft song.. thanks for sharing the beauty of your land.. And music.. i can only imagine you speak the langue so beautiful... have a good one,..p.d.
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Date: 1/23/2011 6:16:00 AM
Hi Ravindra, I can feel the melody in your folk song and love the way you describe the way the swing has love and people going in and out of our lives. Always learning something new from your work. Thanks so much for sharing it, Ravindra! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/22/2011 3:21:00 PM
Beautiful as always, Ravindra. Love the line "increase the swinging!" Glad to see you posting here today. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 1/22/2011 3:37:00 AM
Drank fully this folk song with Dhalak, Manjeera and idyllic picture of the rural India and the happy life getting extinct, Ravindra
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Date: 1/22/2011 1:09:00 AM
To know the background of this Indian folk song, please check my today's blog' Folk Songs Themes Are Same In Every Language' With best wishes..Ravindra
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