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Raja mohe le chal tu Dilli ki sair ko

Posted on: July 16, 2013


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

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The Voice of Mukesh #24
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We come to 1948 now. From the previous years, i.e. from 1942 to 1947, all songs of Mukesh, as per current records, are now posted on this blog. With one exception. I am still trying to trace the Mukesh – Shamshad Begum duet from ‘Laakhon Mein Ek’, the one song still to be posted for 1947.

Mukesh’s career was on the up and up. If 1947 was the best year thus far for him, with 21 of his songs being released, then 1948 was better. Mukesh’s tally in this year is 37 songs for 17 films. The film ‘Anokhi Ada’ had maximum songs by him in this year. The number is five. Next is ‘Mela’ with 4 songs sung by him. Another interesting feature is that, expectedly, we are now moving into more familiar terrain. Of the 37 songs from 1948, 26 songs are already posted here, and we have 11 more to go to complete the tally for that year’s songs to be all accounted for.

Today, I present a very endearing Mukesh – Geeta Dutt duet from the 1948 film ‘Toote Taare’. The film is a social drama, produced under the banner of Omar Khayyam Films, Bombay and is directed by Harish. The star cast of the film includes Sheikh Mukhtar, Shamim, Kanhaiya Lal, Mridula, Putlibai, Murad, Sudhir, Babu, S Ghosh, Sultan, Sharif, Kanchan Kumar, Anwaribai, Laddan, Agha Dehlavi. The film has 8 songs, written by two lyricists –Anjum Pilibhiti and Rafiq Ajmeri. However, the specific information of which song is written by which poet, is not available. The music direction is by Shaukat Ali, also known as Nashaad.

A very ticklish duet – the lady is entreating the gentleman to take her for a sightseeing visit to Delhi. And the gentleman is promising her that not only will he take her to Delhi in a motor, but will also take her to Lucknow and Barielly. He promises to buy her cosmetics (‘surmaa’ or kohl), and that he will lay his eyes in her path. And the lady promises him her love, and a hug. Only the audio of this song is available, so it is not feasible to comment on the on screen performance of this song. Looking at the star cast, I am just wondering that this song might be performed on screen by Sheikh Mukhtar. Not being familiar with some of the other names on the list, I am not sure who else it could be.

A lovely endearing sound from sixty five years ago. Enjoy.


Song-Raja mohe le chal tu Dilli ki sair ko (Toote Taare)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Mukesh, MD-Nashaad
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Lyrics

o o o
raja mohe
raja mohe la chal tu dilli ki sair ko
raja mohe
rani tohe le jaaun main dilli ki sair ko
o o o
rani tohe
rani tohe le jaaun main dilli ki sair ko
rani tohe

garva lagaaun tohe
garva lagaaun tohe
waari waari jaaun torry
waari waari
waari waari jaaun tori o o o
raja mohe
raja mohe la chal tu dilli ki sair ko
raja mohe

dilli hi kya tohe lucknow dikhaa doon
main lucknow dikhaa doon
surmaa missi
surmaa missi
surmaa missi tohe bareilly ka laa doon
bareilly ka laa doon
nainon pe torey main tan mann lutaa doon
main tan mann lutaa doon
nainon pe torey main tan mann lutaa doon
main tan mann lutaa doon
o o o
chal chal dilli
rani tohe le jaaun main dilli ki sair ko

lakhnow bhi dekha
lakhnow bhi dekha
bareilly bhi dekhi
bareilly bhi dekhi
saajaan par hum ne raseenaa naa dekhi
raseenaa naa dekhi
o o o
le chal dilli
saajan mohe la chal tu dilli ki sair ko

dilli dikhaaun tohe motor phiraaun
tohe motor phiraaun
rani banaaun tohe nainaa bithaaun
main naina bithaaun
o o o
chal chal dilli
rani tohe le jaaun main dilli ki sair ko

o o o
raja mohe
raja mohe la chal tu dilli ki sair ko
raja mohe
chal chal dilli
le chal dilli
chal chal dilli
le chal dilli
chal chal dilli
o o o o
o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ ओ ओ
राजा मोहे
राजा मोहे ले चल तू दिल्ली की सैर को
राजा मोहे
रानी तोहे ले जाऊँ मैं दिल्ली की सैर को
ओ ओ ओ
रानी तोहे
रानी तोहे ले जाऊँ मैं दिल्ली की सैर को
रानी तोहे

गरवा लगाऊँ तोहे
गरवा लगाऊँ तोहे
वारी वारी जाऊँ तोरे
वारी वारी
वारी वारी जाऊँ तोरी ओ ओ ओ
राजा मोहे
राजा मोहे ले चल तू दिल्ली की सैर को
राजा मोहे

दिल्ली ही क्या तोहे लखनऊ दिखा दूँ
मैं लखनऊ दिखा दूँ
सुरमा मिस्सी
सुरमा मिस्सी
सुरमा मिस्सी तोहे बरेली का ला दूँ
बरेली का ला दूँ
नैनों पे तोरे मैं तन मन लूटा दूँ
मैं तन मन लूटा दूँ
नैनों पे तोरे मैं तन मन लूटा दूँ
मैं तन मन लूटा दूँ
ओ ओ ओ
चल चल दिल्ली
रानी तोहे ले जाऊँ मैं दिल्ली की सैर को

लखनऊ भी देखा
लखनऊ भी देखा
बरेली भी देखी
बरेली भी देखी
साजन पर हमने रसीना ना देखी
रसीना ना देखी
ओ ओ ओ
ले चल दिल्ली
साजन मोहे ले चल तू दिल्ली की सैर को

दिल्ली दिखाऊँ तोहे मोटर फिराऊँ
तोहे मोटर फिराऊँ
रानी बनाऊँ तोहे नैना बिछाऊँ
मैं नैना बिछाऊँ
ओ ओ ओ
चल चल दिल्ली
रानी तोहे ले जाऊँ मैं दिल्ली की सैर को

ओ ओ ओ
राजा मोहे
राजा मोहे ले चल तू दिल्ली की सैर को
राजा मोहे
चल चल दिल्ली
ले चल दिल्ली
चल चल दिल्ली
ले चल दिल्ली
चल चल दिल्ली

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ

1 Response to "Raja mohe le chal tu Dilli ki sair ko"

Sudhirji,
Many thanks for posting these rare and difficult to trace Mukesh numbers. Wishing you all the luck for the elusive duet from 1947. I did try and failed badly. Hope you hit quarter century of Mukesh special posts with this song only.

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