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Dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey

Posted on: January 3, 2009


I have been coming across “new” songs quite regularly these days. In one case, I even came across a Mukesh song sung for a Caribbean movie in 1970s.

This particular song is from a Bollywood movie, and it is sung by Kishore Kumar. and frankly, it beats me why this song failed to become popular. It is very much a forgotten song, though it appears to be a great comedy song to me, that deserved much better fate.

The song is a “dhobi” song and it talks about washing viz “dholey tu aaj apne dil ke saare daag dholey”. If our ad agencies knew of this song, they could easily have substituted “dil” by say “Rin” or “Vim” to come up with their detergent jingle like- “dholey tu aaj apne Rin se saare daag dholey”.

Kishore Kumar as a dhobi wearing a dhoti and upto his usual antics is hilarious. In fact the name of the movie “Apna Haath Jagannath” itself is a clue that the movie must be a laugh riot.

The washermen, led by Kishore Kumar have so much fun on their job, singing and dancing while washing the clothes in the dhobi ghat. Iam sure this is they way to go about any job. What a great fun song.

I have no idea how this movie fared. Apparently, the movie did not do all that well, going by the fact that a song like this song was lying forgotten for nearly half a century.

And I can assure my readers that there are many Kishore Kumar songs like this that deserve to be brought back into circulation from their anonymity.

Audio

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Song-Dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey (Apna Haath Jagannath) (1960) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics
Aho Nathuwa Aho
Aho Budhuwa Aho
Ae Nathuwa re Buduwa re Khatuwa Nikhatuwa haha
hmm Banke gulgule jalke bulbule
Banke gulgule jalke bulbule yaar chulbule
sun re pagle
bole baar baar bole
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu
dholey tu
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey

lotaa saaf na reetha
paani meetha meeta
inke unke kapde dhokar
sabko banaden thaila

hamne paap chipaayen
dhabbe sabke mitaayen
hamse saari duiyaa ujli
hamhi ko samjhe maila
arre Banke gulgule jalke bulbule yaar chulbule
sun re pagle
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey

ahaa ahaa
arre waah waah are naah naah
arre waah waah naah naah
waah waah naah naah
waah waah
resham ho ya khaaki jabtak late laatin
subah ka maila aanchal dhokar kirnon par failaayen
duniya ka gham kacchaa apna lohaa sachcha
dher ke dhundhli shaam pe loha shaam ko bhi chamkaayen
Banke gulgule jalke bulbule yaar chulbule
sun re pagle
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
gori gori dhobaniya odhe re odhaniyaa pahne re nathaniya
banke dulhaniyaa chhup ke ishaaaren kare chhup ke

ghaat hamaara daftar ghaat ke ham sab naukar
ghaat pe hamne paayi khushiyaan gham se le lo katti
arre kismat ka kyaa ronaa ghaat ki kaayi sona
chinta vipda aahen aansoon sabko chadhado bhatti
are Banke gulgule jalke bulbule yaar chulbule
sun re pagle
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey
o dholey
o dholey
o dholey
o dho..dholey ey ey

2 Responses to "Dholey tu aaj apne dil ke sab daag dholey"

Never heard this song before.
Of late, I am having this experience quite often here. 🙂
It is a humbling experience – and the best thing about I am expanding my knowledge of songs as a result.

And I am sure there are many more out there that are definitely worth listening to and I am not aware of at all.

Thanks Atul for coming up with this thoroughly enjoyable song.

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It is a wonderfully comical song, is it not ?

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