Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Baad e saba kuchh to bata

Posted on: September 2, 2014


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Posts like this come really once in a while. I would like to call them million dollar posts. Or rather ‘laakh rupaye ki baat (post)’ – because ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindusatni’. 🙂 🙂

Congratulations to all fellow band-wagoneers and welcome to the next century milestone. We are Ten Thousand and Two Hundredth post today. And the march continues. Generally, when we come to century posts, we have celebrations connected to it. Almost always, we have at least one anniversary that we connect with a century post, or we have a certain artist also complete a century or a multi century individual milestone along with the blog century milestone. Occasionally we have a double celebration connected together, which actually makes three milestones – the blog century post, and two other important celebrations – combinations of artist anniversaries and / or artist century posts.

The special that we have today is a more rare occurrence – blog century milestone plus three other milestones. I tried to search for other examples of similar dimensions, and can readily recall only one other such combination. On 12th February last year, when the blog clocked the 7500th song, we had a special that included century milestones for three artists together. The song is “Tum Bansi Ho Main Taan” (https://atulsongaday.me/2013/02/12/tum-bansi-ho-main-taan/) from the film ‘Radha Krishna’ (1954). I request Atul ji and other readers to identify whether any more such quadruple celebration posts have happened in the past. The artists that clocked the century milestones together in the 7500th post are Lata ji (then at 2200 songs), Geeta ji (then at 400 songs) and Sachin Da (also at 400 songs at that point). So two singers and a music director.

What we have today is another interesting combination of three artists who are reaching the grand centuries of individual presence on the blog. And oh, so very very interesting that two of the artists from the 7500th song are also present in the celebration of the 10,200th song today. The honor roll of the artists for today’s celebration is Lata ji, Sachin Da and Rajinder Krishan – a balanced mix of singer, music director and lyricist. Lata ji is reaching her 2700 song to be published here. Rajinder Krishan breaches the 800 mark and Sachin Da arrives at the 500th song to be showcased here on the blog.

The reason I call such occasions as ‘Laakh Rupyae Ki Post’, is because it really is a combination of many unpredictable variables that can make it happen. In general, each of the artists is progressing at their own pace, as and when their songs get posted. Sometimes we see an acceleration by design, but that is only because either their anniversary is due, and / or their individual century milestone is approaching. Making it happen by design can be done for maybe one artist at a time. It is sheer coincidence when we may find two artists approaching their individual milestones and then Atul ji may try to coincide the celebrations. Such coincidences are rare.

But rarer still is the possibility that three artists will be approaching their individual milestones. Such occurrences are a horizon beyond coincidence. They sound more like quirks of improbability, converging into an event. And then getting coupled to the blog century marker – that is one more dimension variable that further complicates the equation. Ah, but the kicker is still to come.

For all these celebrations to come together, there is the much bigger improbability at work. And that also has two further dimensions. One – that the artist that we are trying to put together into a single post, well, they should have worked together, to make it into a single post, that means – one song. Now this is the real clincher. With so many artists working together to have created so many thousands of songs, one would simply expect many of them to have worked together for creating music. That is the general expectation. But I tell you, the actual state of affairs is not so straightforward. Two artists – well, one can still expect to see a good sizeable body of work done together. Add one more artist to the list. And suddenly the number of songs available from them having worked together plummets down by orders of magnitude.

Take the example for today. Lata ji, Rajinder Krishan, Sachin Da – all three very prolific artists with really big size contributions to the world of Hindi film song. But I was really stumped to find that Rajinder Krishan and Sachin Da have worked together just in five films – four of which came in 1950-51 and the fifth came in 1957. With so much work done by both these stalwarts over a contemporaneous period of almost three and a half decades, suddenly we find ourselves working with a very limited portfolio of songs. Add the name of Lata ji to this mix, and that further reduces the number of options we have for ferreting out a song for special celebrations.

And now to add the final dimension of complexity to this whole affair. The song should be unpublished on the blog. Wo, now we are really fishing for needles in haystack. With such a large number of songs now posted, this exercise becomes even more limiting. Of course, as we are merrily going along with posts day in and day out, we are not really bothering to hold back songs for special occasions like these combinatorial celebrations. And when the quirks of improbability bring us to this juncture, we find ourselves really scrambling to get to a good song worthy of the celebration. Putting all these permutations and combinations together, it is really a challenging task to be able to do a post such as this. I remember when I was preparing for the 7500th post. Having pored through pages and pages of Geet Kosh details, I was really amazed to find that Sachin Da, Lata ji and Geeta ji are featured together in just one songs across all their careers. And being blessed for small mercies, the song was not yet published on the blog. (I base this on the information that is currently available in the print version of the Geet Kosh. There may be missing information or corrected information that may change this result.)

And so, being blessed for small mercies – 🙂 🙂 – this ocean of Hindi film songs still holds a gem or two, for all occasions.

This song that I present for this celebration today, bringing together these three stalwart artists, comes from the 1957 film ‘Miss India’. A song sung by a young damsel, who has just lost her heart in love, is asking of the morning breeze whether it knows how her heart was taken away. A lovely gem of a song coming from a not totally unfamiliar film. A very pleasant listen – a soft melody that makes one get a feel of the early morning breeze. Depend on Sachin Da to add in some folk elements into the construction of the melody. I could locate only the audio of this song, but my intuition is that this song would have been performed by Nargis on screen.

And so, the bandwagon marches on, continuing to discover lost and unheard gems. Ten thousand two hundred songs – or as Raja ji would put it – ‘Ten time Ten time Ten times Ten plus Two times Ten times Ten’. My, my, we are into some very impressive numbers league now.

Listen and enjoy.

Audio

Song-Baad e saba kuchh to bata (Miss India)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-S D Burman

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaaaaaaa
baad e sabaa
kuchh to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
oye ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa

kal raat jab chaandni thi jawaan
aa nikle thhe yoon hi do dil yahaan
kal raat jab chaandni thi jawaan
aa nikle thhe yoon hi do dil yahaan
chaand dhhalta gayaa
dil machalta gaya
pyaar ka ik suhaana bahaana hua
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaaaaaa aaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaaaa

lehar kaise kinaare se takraa gayi
chali thhi kahaan se kahaan aa gayi
lehar kaise kinaare se takraa gayi
chali thhi kahaan se kahaan aa gayi
naao behti gayi
aur kehti gayi
hai ye subah nayi ye zamaana naya
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa
kuch to bataa
ye kya huaa
kaise mera
o ji ji ji ji
ji ji ji ji
dil kho gayaa
baad e sabaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओय जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा

कल रात जब चाँदनी थी जवां
आ निकले थे यूं ही दो दिल यहाँ
कल रात जब चाँदनी थी जवां
आ निकले थे यूं ही दो दिल यहाँ
चाँद ढलता गया
दिल मचलता गया
प्यार का इक सुहाना बहाना हुआ
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
आ आ
आssss आssssss
आ आss आss आss आsssss

लहर कैसे किनारे से टकरा गयी
चली थी कहाँ से कहाँ आ गयी
लहर कैसे किनारे से टकरा गयी
चली थी कहाँ से कहाँ आ गयी
नाव बहती गयी
और कहती गयी
है ये सुबह नयी ये ज़माना नया
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा
कुछ तो बता
ये क्या हुआ
कैसे मेरा
ओ जी जी जी जी
जी जी जी जी
दिल खो गया
बादे सबा

10 Responses to "Baad e saba kuchh to bata"

Sudhir ji ,
Atul ji
and all my friends in the blog
congratulations on another century

regards
Love you
Prakash

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Congrats all around for ten two hundred only like we write the cheque.

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Sudhir Ji,

Maan gaye ustaad 🙂

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hullo atulites
feels nice to be back in this wold (atuldom) …. was cutoff from the blog and everything connected with intenet…. various reasons…. personal and technical…..(down with bangalore telephones)…… and when i return we are into song number 10200/- (as is written in cheques; if i may copy Nitinji)
congrats Atul…
congrats Sudhirji (755)

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Atul ji,Sudhir ji and all others,

Centuries and centuries and centuries and…..
Congratulations to all…

Sudhir ji,

What a mix !
What an article !!
What a writer !!!

-AD

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Centuries of congratulations to Atulji, Sudhirji, Arunji, and all other contributors (these are no less important) for landmarks that are exceptional

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Heartiest ‘Congratulations’ to all on ‘atul’s bollywood song a day – with full lyrics’ 🙂
@ Sudhir ji – many thanks for this special post and as great as usual.
@ Atul ji – Many Congratulations !!

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Congratulations to Atulji and his family.
Sudhirbhai,
What a quadruple celebration posts! Thanks.
Regards
Khyati

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Atul ji , Sudhir ji and all others,

We can either have the cake or eat it. I mean songs can either be in the oblivion or on this blog. As far as cake is concerned, I would prefer to eat it and as far as songs are concerned its always better to have them covered over here.

Many Many Thanks for the rare treat.

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Atul ji & all other luminaries on ASAD,
Please allow me also to join the above chorus.
Heartiest congratulations to you all.
Not just only from my side but on behalf of all the readers of this blog, heartfelt gratitude for providing us endless hours of rare pleasure relating to music, melody & movies.
Keep it up!
Avadh Lal

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