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Jab tak ham hain ham hi ham hain

Posted on: September 13, 2013


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

We reach the alphabet ‘J’ in the series. I had actually finalised a duet song for this alphabet. The lyrics were all ready, but than I just thought to check what are the options for the rest of the alphabets. I made a list of appealing and interesting songs for them. But it occurred to me that none of those songs I had shortlisted were Shammi Kapoor songs. Now this would be unthinkable, no song of Shammi Kapoor vintage in the series will render it incomplete.

So I set about finding a Shammi Kapoor song to include. That is when I stumbled upon this song from the film ‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’ (1963). By this time I was getting frustrated, because most of the Shammi Kapoor film I was looking up in the list of songs moviewise were in red letters. There were some other options available, but they were meagre and I wanted a typical Shammi-Rafi sahab song to post here. Thus, I am switching to this song from “Pyar kiya to darna kya”.

Ravi, the creator of many iconic songs of hindi films, is the music director and lyrics are by Shakeel Badayuni. Among the many iconic songs, there are some Rafi sahab solos which should be written in Golden letters, if ever the history of hindi film music is recorded. These are songs like :

bhala karne waale bhalaayi kiye jaa,
chaudhvin ka chaand ho,
Husn waale tera jawaab nahin ,
Baar baar dekho hazaar baar dekho,
Ye waadiyaan ye fizaayen bula rahin hai tumhe,
Sau baar janam lenge,
Ham bhi agar bachche hote,
Na jhatko zulf se paani,
Chhoo lene do naazuk hothon ko,
Bhari duniya mein aakhir dil ko samjhaane kahaan jaayen,
raha gardishon mein hardam,
Us mulk ki sarhad ki nigahbaan hain aankhen,
tumhaari nazar kyun khafa ho gayi,
Baabul ki duaayen deti jaa,
O nanhe se farishte,
Door rehkar na karo baat,
Matlab nikal gaya hai to.

Not that all of these can be the golden songs, but I am compelled to mention them for bringing about the versatility of both Rafi sahab and Ravi.

As for the association of Rafi sahab with Shammi Kapoor, it is such that the songs list to feature in Golden letters will be at least three times larger. Shammi Kapoor had gone on record that ‘there would be no Shammi Kapoor without Mohammed Rafi’. It was not at all high praise, no more and no less than the just acknowledgement of the singer’s role in the artist’s career.

So here is the song which is an example of the sheer chemistry and mutual enjoyment of singing and performing of the two artist’s. This song is also a ‘car song’ ‘ picnic song’, ‘bragging song’, ‘dancing on the bonnet song’ and what not. Shammi Kapoor is seen dancing on the bonnet of not one but two cars. And I am wondering how come I never heard this song on radio. I heard and saw it for the first time today.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab tak ham hain ham hi ham hain (Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
haan
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
apni jawaani hai
apna zamaana hai
phir hamen kyun ho
kisi ki parwaah
hey
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa

ham hain mauj nagar ke raaja
duniyaa ham se darti
ham hain mauj nagar ke raaja
duniyaa ham se darti
taaj hamaara neel gagan hai
takht hamaara dharti
hamin hain apne
dil ke maalik
kaun bhala roke
hamaara rastaa
hey
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa

la la la la laalaa
la la la la laalaa
la la la la laalaa
la la la la laalaa

ham mastaane is duniyaa ki
dhukhti rag pehchaanen
ho ham mastaane is duniyaa ki
dhukhti rag pehchaanen
phoolon mein ham basne waale
kaanton ko na maanen
hansi bhi apni
khushi bhi apni
ham nahin jaanen
hotaa hai gham kya
hoaa
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa

ek nazar ham jis par daalen
geet hamaare gaaye
hey ek nazar ham jis par daalen
geet hamaare gaaye
ham dil se jis ko bhi chaahen
wo apna ban jaaye
pyaar ka jaadoo
jis pe chalaa den
mile nahin ussko
khud apnaa pataa
haan haan
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
apni jawaani hai
apna zamaana hai
phir hamen kyun ho
kisi ki parwaah
eeyeaah
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
jab tak ham hain
ham hi ham hain
koyi nahin duniya mein
apne siwaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa

o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa
o babaa you you you
o babaa yaa yaa yaa

7 Responses to "Jab tak ham hain ham hi ham hain"

This is beautiful Nahm ji !! a typical ‘ Rafi-Shammi’ jodi song ! i enjoyed it a lot !!
Congratulations on this 10 th song in the series. 16 more to go, and i am awaiting them eagerly …

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Hmmm 16 more to go or only 16 to go, I cant say. Thanks for liking this song.

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Nahmji,
16 se gaana yaad aaya…. Solah baras ki baali umar ko salaam…..(Ek Dujhe Ke Liye)
Like all your fans, waiting for this count down of 16. 🙂
Thanks for the series and all your effort. Jab tak aap ye series khatm karo, main is ke baad ki series ke baare mein soch kar aapko bataaungi 🙂

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Loved the song. Have just heard one song from this movie, and this song is just amazing, a typical Rafi-Shammi number. Thank you nahm ji, loving this series. Have 2 more in this series to catch up (and I see that the L song was just posted).

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nahm ji, this song and tune sounded very familiar and now i know the reason, there is the same song in Tamil too. And picturised similarly too :).

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This was from the Tamil movie Nichaya Thaamboolam (1961) starring Sivaji Ganesan. So I guess the tamil song was made first.

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“Jai Govinda Gopala” from Narsi Bhagat 1957 is a great bhajan written by G S Nepali, where Rafi saab and Ravi teamed up

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