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Aayo re sakhi

December 11, 2011

Meaning and Context:

The virhan is rejoicing to finally see her lover come home. She is asking her sakhis to join in and welcome him. Like Radha waited many long years to hear Krshna’s flute, she too has waited. But no more.

Aayo re… aayo re sajan… sakhi laayo re… layo re umang… sakhi ho….

Link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj-FsJVpVwA

Lyrics to the song:

Chan chanan chanan
Gunjegi aaj
Murli ki dhun
 
Man magan magan
Hokar ke aj nachey
Virhan ke saath saath
 
Aayo re, aayo re, Sajan
Sakhi, layo re, layo re,
Umang… sakhi ho….
 
Koyal bhi ku-hu ku-hu ganey lagi
Saawan ki rim jhim chaaney lagi
 
Aayo re sakhi, aayo re
Aayo re sakhi, aayo re
 
Cham chamak chamak cham nachey
Kaali ghanghor ghataye
Saawan ka odh ke aanchal
Bairan purva lehraye
 
Koyal bhi ku-hu ku-hu ganey lagi
Saawan ki rim jhim chaaney lagi
 
Man ki payal karey chanan chanan
Tan ki umang karey ghanan ghanan
 
Man magan magan
Hokar ke aj nachey
Virhan ke saath saath

Aayo re, aayo re, Sajan
Sakhi, layo re, layo re,
Umang… sakhi ho….

Line by line translation:

The chiming sound
Will echo today
In the rhythm of the flute

Lost in it the heart
Will dance today
With the lovesick maid

My lover has come
Look sakhi, he brought with him
Such joy… Oh sakhi….

The koel has started singing its song
The drizzle of monsson has also begun

He has come sakhi, he has come…
He has come sakhi, he has come…

With flash and glow they dance
The dark water laden clouds
Wrapped in the cover of monsoon
Like an enemy, the wind is blowing

The koel has started singing its song
The drizzle of monsson has also begun

The mind is filled with chiming of anklets
The body is filled with joyous uproar of clouds

Lost in it the heart
Will dance today
With the lovesick maid

My lover has come
Look sakhi,he brought with him
Such joy… Oh sakhi….

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One Comment
  1. Such a beautiful song.

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