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Jamuna tat Shyaam khelen Hori

Posted on: March 17, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Greetings all, for a fabulous and colorful holi. May this festival of spring colors enliven your lives with joyful celebrations and pouring streams of happiness. Let the colors flow, and brighten up the canvases of life. Happy Holi.

This colorful celebration in our lives, is inseparable from music. Song and music are immersed in every thread and every breath of the life of our culture. And when it is this festival of colors, the excitement and the verve that it creates within, never fails to express itself in delightful songs. And likewise, the theme of celebration for this festival is inextricably blended with the tales and pastimes of Lord Krsna. The festival and its colorful musical celebrations find their place in our history, and in the tales of the years that Krsna spent in Brij, as a child. Nine out of ten song of Holi will have direct or even an oblique reference to Vrindavan, the gopis and the gwaalaas, and Radha Krsna themselves. The spirit of this legend runs incessantly through almost all the Holi songs.

As is inseparable the festival of Holi and its songs from our lives, so it is also inseparable from the Hindi film screen. It is no wonder that the most celebrated of all the festivals on the Hindi screen is this festival of colors. And the songs of Holi – well they have a special place in the annals of Hindi film music. Right from the time that the film song is born, the songs of Holi have been there to enliven the screen and the sounds, every time this festival figures somewhere in the storyline. In fact, many times, the situation of Holi is simply engineered into the storyline. Just so that one more song and dance sequence can be inserted into the screenplay.

The songs of Holi go as far back as 1931, when the sounds and the music and consequently the film songs, made their first appearance in films. The earliest Holi song that I could trace in the Geet Kosh is from the 1931 film ‘Ghar Ki Laxmi’. The mukhdaa of the song goes like – “Mo Pe Daar Gayo Saari Rang Rang Ki Gaagar, Kaisa Dhokha Diya. . .”. This, and many other songs of that era, are now lost. Just a pin point of the references remain, in the shape of the song titles. Aah, only if these songs were still available.

Today, I present a song from this very first decade of Hindi films – a song from film ‘Aurat’ from 1940. ‘Aurat’ is a magnum opus by producer director Mehboob, a much celebrated film of its era, that was remade by Mehboob himself, as a significantly more celebrated and iconic film in 1957 –‘Mother India’. The latter creation also carries within its list of songs one of the most celebrated Holi songs of all times – “Holi Aayee Re Kanhaai Rang Barse Sunaa De Zaraa Baansuri”.

The song for today is created by Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri, and it is tied into the scintillating threads of music by Anil Biswas. One of the cases where the video of the film is available, and one can also make out the on screen performers. Shamu (role played by Arun Ahuja) and Radha (role played by Sardar Akhtar) are a newly wed couple, and the festival of Holi is a special event in their married life. The song is spearheaded by Arun Ahuja.

In the first ‘antaraa’, the lady who joins in singing is Jamna (role by Jyoti), wife of Bansi, the bosom pal of Shamu. In the second ‘antaraa’, it is Radha (i.e. Sardar Akhtar) who joins the singing. My intuition about the singing voices is that the actors have sung for themselves. (Note: Geet Kosh lists Anil Biswas and chorus as the singing voices. But that information is most likely incorrect, since the song has two distinct female voices, in addition to the one male voice. Hence, my guess about the identity of the singers. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please comment on this.)

Listen to this enlivening celebration that is more than seventy years old. Happy Holi once again, to all and your loved ones. And enjoy the colors.


Song-Jamuna tat Shyaam khelen hori (Aurat)(1940) Singers-Arun Ahuja, Jyoti, Sardar Akhtar, Lyrics-Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD-Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

(Arun Ahuja, Jyoti, Sardar Akhtar, Chorus)

jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t

vrindavan mein dhoom machi hai
udey hawaa mein gulaal
haan haan udey hawaa mein gulaal
vrindavan mein dhoom machi hai
ho bolo krsn chandra ki jai
vrindavan mein dhoom machi hai
udey hawaa mein gulaal

haan haan udey hawaa mein gulaal
bhar pichkaari maare radha
shyaam hu akkhe laal
bhar pichkaari maare radha
shyaam hu akkhe laal

haan haan udey hawaa mein gulaal
haan haan udey hawaa mein gulaal
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t

rang uchhalta
gaagar chalti
rang gayi radha bholi
haan haan rang gayi radha bholi
rang uchhalta
gaagar chalti
bolo radha raani ki jai
rang uchhalta
gaagar chalti
rang gayi radha bholi

haan haan rang gayi radha bholi
raas rachaaye krsn kanhaiyyaa
holi aayee holi
raas rachaaye krsn kanhaiyyaa
holi aayee holi

haan haan holi aayee holi
haan haan holi aayee holi
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
jamuna ta’t shyaam khelen hori
jamuna ta’t
bolo radhe krsn ki jai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट

वृन्दावन में धूम मची है
उड़े हवा में गुलाल
हाँ हाँ उड़े हवा में गुलाल
वृन्दावन में धूम मची है
हो बोलो कृष्ण चंद्र की जय
वृन्दावन में धूम मची है
उड़े हवा में गुलाल

हाँ हाँ उड़े हवा में गुलाल
भर पिचकारी मारे राधा
श्याम हु अक्खे लाल
भर पिचकारी मारे राधा
श्याम हु अक्खे लाल

हाँ हाँ उड़े हवा में गुलाल
हाँ हाँ उड़े हवा में गुलाल
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट

रंग उछलता
गागर उछलती
रंग गई राधा भोली
हाँ हाँ रंग गई राधा भोली
रंग उछलता
गागर उछलती
बोलो राधा रानी की जय
रंग उछलता
गागर उछलती
रंग गई राधा भोली

हाँ हाँ रंग गई राधा भोली
रास रचाए कृष्ण कन्हैय्या
होली आई होली
रास रचाए कृष्ण कन्हैय्या
होली आई होली

हाँ हाँ होली आई होली
हाँ हाँ होली आई होली
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
जमुना तट श्याम खेलें होरी
जमुना तट
बोलो राधा कृष्ण की जय

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2 Responses to "Jamuna tat Shyaam khelen Hori"

Happy Holi to you and all family members of this blog.

One of the rare cases when a remake is better made and well known than the original. Happy Holi and enjoy the Holi-day

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