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Meri gali chhokre ji aaya na karo

Posted on: September 25, 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 Many Colors of Love #6 – Romancing the Streets
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And so wrote the scribe. . .

“Chori Chori Meri Gali Aana Hai Buraa”

And so, when the emotions of fondness stir the heart, the strumming of these strings is felt all over. A restlessness starts to precipitate, slowly at first. But then is permeates through every nerve and every vein, so much so that it sometimes become difficult to remain still. The compulsions inside compel the person smitten to be up, and maybe pacing, just to let the energy dissipate. Or else, brood and be lost in reverie – of the thoughts of the one who has smitten the heart. The sleep at night is disturbed, the mind wanders to where the beloved may be, or where an earlier meeting may have happened. Being alone seems like a favorite pastime. For in that loneliness is the feeling of the nearness of the other.

The restlessness eventually overcomes all else, and the mind now does not want to stay indoors. It may be a search, it may be a pursuit, or it may simply be a wander. And then the heart in love is out on the street, seeking the other, and simply seeking some succor, some comfort, and maybe, a chance to see the other again, even if it is fleeting glimpse. It is now out in the streets. The matters of the restless heart are seeking some reassurance, some consolation, pacing the street where the other lives, or where the other may frequent at times. Aah, the street where the beloved is – galiyaan saajan ki.

And poet, he got this inspiration of a profound thought, in the streets of love. And this theme became a staple part of a variety of emotions that are associated with the thoughts of beloved. Sometimes, the beloved would invite her beau, to come where she is, saying “Gorey Gorey O Baanke Chhorey, Kabhi Meri Gali Aaya Karo”. At other times she would share with a confidant “Weh Gali Mein Meri Roz Aane Lagey” (‘Bulbul e Punjab’, 1933), or even say “Sajan Aaye Meri Gali Mein Ram Kasam Sharmaa Gayi Mein” (‘Maalan’,1942). Sometimes, in a tapping dance, the message is “Chori Chori Meri Gali Aana Hai Buraa”. And at other times, the emphasis is more stoic and firm – “Hazaar Baar Manaa Kiyaa Meri Gali Na Aa” (‘Nightbird’, 1934). Sometimes it is the
exuberance that calls out – “Mein Chali Mein Chali Dekho Pyaar Ki Gali”. And at other times it is the exuberant relief that sings out “Dilwaale, Ab Teri Gali Tak Aa Pahunche”. Sometimes it is the announcement of “Yeh Shor Hai Gali Gali, Ke Wo Jawaan Ho Chali” (‘Ek Thi Reeta’, 1971). And at others, it is the declaration of “Dhadka, O Dil Dhadka, Guzara Gali Se Meri, Mere Sapnowala Ek Ladka“ (‘Bharosa’, 1963). Sometimes it is mixed cry of despair and frolic that says “Ui Maa Ui Maa Ye Kya Ho Gayaa, Unki Gali Mein Dil Kho Gayaa”. Or sometimes it is the young heart’s first call of love – (“Pukaarta Chalaa Hoon Main, Gali Gali Bahaar Ki”.

Sometimes it is an effort to send a message – “Kaaga Re Jaiyo Piyaa Ki Galiyan Mein” (‘Bombay Mail”, 1935). And at others, it is an endeavor to search “Saajan Saaja Pukaaroon Mein Galiyon Mein”. Sometimes it is the open proclamation of “Aaj Galiyon Mein Teri Aaya Hai Deewaana Tera”. And at other times it is an invitation – “Sapnon Mein Aane Wale, Galiyon Mein Aa Ja Ek Baar…” (‘Hum Ek Hain’, 1946). Sometimes
it is a promise from the depth of the heart – “Duniya Chhoote Par Na Chhoote Teri Gali Ka Pheraa Re” (‘Arsi’, 1947). Or it is a remembrance of comfort that says “Thandi Hawaa Ka Jhonkaa Aaya Teri Gali Se Ho Ke” (‘Daulat’,1949). Sometimes it is the beseeching call to the beloved – “Jis Gali Mein Tera Ghar Na Ho Baalma, Us Gali Se Hamen To Guzarnaa Nahin”. Or at other times it is the sound of a broken heart that says “Teri Galiyon Mein Na Rakhenge Kadam”, or else, it is pained to say “Saajan Ki Galiyaan Chhod Chale”.

Ah this simple two syllable word ‘gali’, and a simple idea it carries within. And the poet’s mind has explored a million flavors through the heart of the lovers. For every song that is sampled in the above list, there is another score that sits waiting for discovery.

‘Hum Matwaale Naujawaan’ is a film from 1961. Given the period to which it belongs, it is not a surprise that this film is flourishing with music. The seven songs of this film have been created by Majrooh Sb and Chitragupt. This fabulous duet is rendered by Rafi Sb and Geeta Dutt. As I checked the
list of actors and singers, it seems unlikely that this song would have been picturized on the lead pair of Suresh and Saeeda Khan. The reason I think so, is because the other main songs in the film have been sung by Mukesh. My intuition says that this song is performed on screen by Agha, and a
female companion who could be either Kammo or Indira Bansal. I request other knowledgeable readers and friends to kindly help with this identification.

The construction and the melody of this song is really unique and enchanting. Every stanza has an entwined ending couplet. The gentleman expresses a thought, and the lady picks up the very words, and turns them around into another thought, for such an endearing effect. Listen and enjoy.


Song-Meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo (Hum Matwaale Naujawaan)(1961) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Rafi, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo
ho meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo
ye dil thhaa bechain
mil gaye aate jaate nain

baalmaa aate jaate nain uljhaaya na karo
haaye
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

chandaa se mukh pe bikhar gaye
kaahe baadal kaale

jaa re nainaa baaz
kahenge kya ye duniya waale
chandaa se mukh pe bikhar gaye
kaahe baadal kaale

jaa re nainaa baaz
kahenge kya ye duniya waale
kaise jaaun dol
kar gaye jaadu tere bol

baalmaa jaadu meethe bol ka chalaaya na karo
oh ho ho
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

o meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo
achhaa ji
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

ruk ja ruk ja yaar
gham e dil kehta hai deewaana

dhal jaayegi shaam
khatam na hoga ye afsaana
sun ja dil ki baat
dil jale aadhi aadhi raat

baalma aadhi aadhi raat ko jalaaya na karo
haaye haaye
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

o meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo
arre waah
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

aa ja mere paas
takegaa koi to kya hoga

dhal ke aanchal tez kadam
phir uljhaa meri taubaa
arre aa ja mere paas
takegaa koi to kya hoga

dhalke aanchal tez kadam
phir uljhaa meri taubaa
hoti hai halkaan
kyun teri nanhi munni jaan

baalmaa nanhi munni jaan ko sataaya na karo
haaaaye
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

o meri galli chhokre ji aaya na karo
waah waah
ae ji vallaah pyaar se bulaaya na karo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरी गल्ली छोकरे जी आया ना करो
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो
हो मेरी गल्ली छोकरे जी आया ना करो
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो
ये दिल था बेचैन
मिल गए आते जाते नैन

बालमा आते जाते नैन उलझाया ना करो
हाए ॰ ॰ ॰
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

चन्दा से मुख पे बिखर गए
काहे बादल काले

जा रे नैना बाज़
कहेंगे क्या ये दुनिया वाले
चन्दा से मुख पे बिखर गए
काहे बादल काले

जा रे नैना बाज़
कहेंगे क्या ये दुनिया वाले
कैसे जाऊँ डोल
कर गए जादू तेरे बोल

बालमा जादू मीठे बोल का चलाया न करो
ओह हो हो
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

मेरी गल्ली छोकरे जी आया ना करो
अच्छा जी
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

रुक जा रुक जा यार
ग़म ए दिल कहता है दीवाना

ढल जाएगी शाम
ख़तम न होगा ये अफसाना
सुन जा दिल की बात
दिल जाले आधी आधी रात

बालमा आधी आधी रात को जलाया ना करो
हाए हाए
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

ओ मेरी गल्ली छोकरे जी आया ना करो
अरे वाह
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

आ जा मेरे पास
तकेगा कोई तो क्या होगा

ढलके आँचल तेज़ कदम
फिर उलझा मेरी तौबा
अरे आ जा मेरे पास
तकेगा कोई तो क्या होगा

ढलके आँचल तेज़ कदम
फिर उलझा मेरी तौबा
होती है हल्कान
क्यूँ तेरी नन्ही मुन्नी जान

बालमा नन्ही मुन्नी जान को सताया ना करो
हाए
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

ओ मेरी गल्ली छोकरे जी आया ना करो
वाह वाह
ए जी वल्लाह प्यार से बुलाया न करो

9 Responses to "Meri gali chhokre ji aaya na karo"

What a wonderful song Sudhir Ji. Loved it. When I started listening to it, I thought it was a Rafi & Asha duet, but it was the wonderful Geeta Dutt singing. I just found this series running now, and I am really curious to now go check out the previous 5 songs in the series. This theme based playlists is awesome. Thank you so much Sudhir Ji!

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As always, pleasant and enjoyable reading, Sudhir-ji. Wonderful listings of ‘Galli’ Songs.
May I add one more?
“Mhaari Gali Man Aawjo Re Surat Wala Sethia – (Namoona -1949)

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Sudhirji,

Thanks.

Galiyon ka mela laga diya apne….

Well, one notable number missing in the post is ..marna teri gali mein…from Shabab 1954.

Secondly this number….Thandi Hawaa Ka Jhonkaa Aaya Teri Gali Se Ho Ke from ‘Chunariya’,1948…….I am not aware. Is it from this film ???

There is however a very classic …sub kuch lootaya humne aakar teri gali mein… by Rafi saab in the same film…

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Pradeep ji, Bharat ji, Mahesh ji,

Thanks so much for your words of appreciation. Yes, there are so many more songs on the ‘gali’ theme, and I know I did miss some really well known ones, as has been pointed out. 🙂

Mahesh ji,
Thanks for catching the error. The song listed in the write up is not from ‘Chunaria” (1948). This song is from the film ‘Daulat’ (1949). A sampling error at my end as I was compiling the list of songs on this theme, that I could remember.

I will request Atul ji to make the necessary correction to the write up.

Thanks and rgds
Sudhir

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Some more gali songs, I am not very sure those are imentioned in the above article:
“Gali Gali mein kiyaa re badnaam, mere bairi ne, mere zulmi ne”(Asha Bhosle-Madan MOhan-dance song)(picturised on dancer Chand,V.gopal, Ram sethi)from Chetan Anand popular Movie :Hanste Zakham
(This song was already included in the blog)

Pran Jaaye par vachan na jaaye
(Yet to be included in the blog->Hint HINT,Atul ji the lyrics are with YOU)
(Asha,OPnayyar)(Picturised on Rekha)”Dekho raja, dekho dilwaale teri gali se marke hatenge”(Picturisation is not that good, but the song is of worth listening)

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Sudhir Sir,

Thinking of ‘gali’ songs, I was reminded of this song, remembered from radio days.

https://atulsongaday.me/2012/09/05/teri-galiyon-mein-ham-aaye/

How many songs are going to be be in this series ? Is there another song like ‘tum agar mujh ko na chaaho to koyi baat nahin’ , if it is available please include. If I find something I will let you know.

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Nahm ji,

I have a list of about 20 themes and accompanying songs, but I am keeping it flexible. There could be more, depending on how things develop, including inputs from friends. 🙂

Let me think if I can locate a song similar to the theme you have suggested. And yes, if you are able to locate one, please do share.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Dharmatma Lata(Kalyanji Anandji,Feroz khan,Hema Malini) song”Meri galiyon se logon ki yaari badh gayee, sabki nazron mein meri jawaani chadh gayee”

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1986 Karamdhata(shabbir kumar/annu malik/amrita singh, mithun chakraborthy)(“gali gali badnaam ho gayaa, mera pyaar ka meter down ho gaya”

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