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Jab dil hi toot gaya

Posted on: February 17, 2009


Till 1970s, Radio Ceylon Hindi service had “Puraani filmon ke geet” programme from 7-30 to 8 AM every day. The last song of the programme was invariably a K L Saigal song.

During those days, I disliked these old songs. But now, I have come to appreciate these old songs and especially the songs sung by K L Saigal.

There are quite a few K L Saigal songs that can be called evergreen, in case one is interested in old songs. His voice has an X factor, that makes one like his voice. And considering that these recordings are over 60 yeras old, one should be prepared for poor recording quality. for all that, the quality of these recordings are surprisingly high. and one cannot be thankful enough for that.

Here is an evergreen K L Saigal song from “Shahjahan” (1946). It was his last movie, and he died soon thereafter.

Majrooh Sultanpuri made his debut as a lyricist with this movie. Naushad was the music director.

I recall having heard this song “jab dil hi toot gaya” many a times in the “purani filmon ke geet” programme at the stroke of 8 AM. Oh, those memories !


Song-Jab dil hi toot gaya ( Shahjahan) (1946 ) Singer-K L Saigal, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri,MD-Naushad

Lyrics

jab dil hi toot gayaa, jab dil hi toot gayaa
ham jee ke kyaa karenge, ham jee ke kyaa karenge
jab dil hi toot gayaa, jab dil hi toot gayaa

ulfat ka diyaa hamne, is dil mein jalaayaa thaa
ulfat ka diyaa hamne, is dil mein jalaayaa thaa
ummeed ke phoolon se, is ghar ko sajaayaa thaa
ummeed ke phoolon se, is ghar ko sajaayaa thaa
ik bhedi loot gayaa, ik bhedi loot gayaa
ham jee ke kyaa karenge, ham jee ke kyaa karenge
jab dil hi toot gayaa

maaloom na thaa itni, mushkil hain meri raahen
mushkil hain meri raahen
maaloom na thaa itni, mushkil hain meri raahen
mushkil hain meri raahen
armaan ke bahe aansoo, hasrat ne bharin aahen
armaan ke bahe aansoo, hasrat ne bharin aahen
har saathi chhoot gayaa, har saathi chhoot gayaa
ham jee ke kyaa karenge, ham jee ke kyaa karenge
jab dil hi toot gayaa

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1 Response to "Jab dil hi toot gaya"

Thank you for posting this fantastic song.
I feel recently that although hindi films have improved their music somewhat, there is a strange dearth of lyrics.

In those times and right uptil the mid-seventies, the masses were getting quite a lot of “real poetry” in their daily lives.

Since then, we mostly get a standard list of words (dil, pyar, tum, bin, ankhen, etc..) shaken in cocktail shaker, or a computer, and re-churned out for every other song.

So thank you very much for taking time to post the beautiful lyrics behind all these songs.

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