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Le Lo Babu Pudiya Ye Jaadu Waali Pudiya

Posted on: May 12, 2015


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.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 7
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I remember such sellers from my travels in childhood.  It was a time when intercity travel of half a day or less would be a journey by bus, and a longer journey would be by train.  Both my maternal and paternal families are spread out over the Punjab and Himachal areas north of Delhi – Chandigarh, Simla, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.  All these cities being less than a day’s journey, our travels were generally by the intercity state transport buses. Any other travels, like visiting other metropolitan cities which are all south of Delhi, would generally be by train.  During my school years, travel to visit family was quite a regular affair, once or twice a year during vacation breaks.  Other travels, to places like Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and Bangalore were less frequent.

At the intercity bus stations, and in trains, more often than not, one would encounter these ‘traveling salesmen’, who would be selling what they promised was a magic potion or magic powder, with the supernatural abilities to work miracles in life.  These potions or powders were attributed with capabilities to solve life’s problems and to accomplish one’s wishes and desires.  There would be many variations, both of the item being sold, and the magical qualities that item possessed to transform the buyer’s life.

Of course, the most interesting part of this whole scenario was the sales pitch that the salesman would be rendering at the top of his voice.  The continuous monotony of the monologue at a high volume was sure to make some heads turn and capture attention.  Regular travelers of course were used to these gimmicks and could tune out the particular transmissions.  However, there was always and abundance of ‘fresh’ potential clients who would listen to the spiel with rapt attention.  A few might even ask questions or engage in a dialogue, and there maybe one or two persons who bought into the spiel and parted with some money.

Generally traveling with some elder, my interaction would be limited to ask questions from them.  General answer was, it is nothing, does not concern us, so ignore it.  But the style of delivery and the long list of promises always made this ‘on road performance’ astonishing and captivating.  At least in the initial years, after which I would also simply ignore it, and fasten my attention to sellers of ‘aam paapad’ and toys.

It would be long years later, when these encounters were still there, but lesser in number, I came to realize that it was simply a con game to make some quick money from some naïve and unsuspecting specimens of humanity, who would be bought in by the glitzy and promising non stop chatter by the salesman.  With the realization of the ‘con’ nature of this act, also came an appreciation of the performance qualities of such ‘traveling’ salesmen.  Repeating their lines by rote, with lots innovative variations, both in the content as well as in the manner of rendering, these performers are no less than accomplished actors that we applaud in stage plays and in cinema.

I haven’t traveled by intercity bus service for some years now, and train travel is mostly in reserved accommodations.  I haven’t had such encounters lately, so I am not sure whether it the change in my methods of travel, or whether this concept of selling ‘miracles’ is itself outdated these days.  Don’t know.

This song from the 1961 film ‘Madan Manjari’ presents exactly this real life scenario that I am sure you may also have encountered sometimes in your earlier travels.  The film is directed by Jasubhai Trivedi for the banner of Mukund Pictures Bombay.  The cast of actors is listed as Manhar Desai, Nalini Chonkar, Kammo, Ajeet, Sundar, BM Vyas, Naseem, Niranjan Sharma, Tuntun, Shekhar Purohit, Meena, Amarjeet, Anil Kumar, CL Singh, Anwari, Premi, BR Ramchandran, Premlata, and Champaklala amongst others.  The eight songs of this film are written by Hasrat Jaipuri, and the music is by Sardar Malik.  The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi and Manna Dey.

A very lilting and peppy composition, that rushes on at an excellent pace.  This likely is a two person team which is selling this ‘miracle ash’ –

thodi si khaak hai ye

Since only the audio is available, I request other readers and friends to kindly add more information about the on screen performance of this song.

Sales pitch songs getting zany. But I may have still one more, zanier sales pitch coming up shortly. The salesmen of the world, they sell everything.  And the Hindi films – they will provide the song and the music for practically any sales activity.  Even a con game like this one.
Enjoy.

Song – Le Lo Babu Pudiya Ye Jaadu Waali Pudiya (Madan Manjari) (1961) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Sardar Malik
Mohammed Rafi + Manna Dey

Lyrics

le lo babu pudiya
ye jaadu waali pudiya
khaayen buddha buddhi
ban jaayen gudda gudiya
le lo babu pudiya
ye jaadu waali pudiya
khaayen buddha buddhi
ban jaayen gudda gudiya
le lo babu pudiya

hey. . .
mitti pe haath maaro
mitti sona ban jaaye
koi gareeb khaaye
ghar baithe daulat aaye
bhai
mitti pe haath maaro
mitti sona ban jaaye
oy koi gareeb khaaye
ghar baithe daulat aaye
badle ye kismet
o do paise keemat
o badle ye kismet
ho do paise keemat
bechoon main dil ki ye chidiya
le lo babu pudiya
ye jaadu waali pudiya
khaayen buddha buddhi
ban jaayen gudda gudiya
le lo babu pudiya

hey. . .
mian biwi ka jhagdaa
fauran mitaati hai ye
arrey iska asar naa poochho
apna banaati hai ye
hey. . .
mian biwi ka jhagdaa
fauran mitaati hai ye
iska asar naa poochho
apna banaati hai ye
jo bhi khareed le
ho duniya ko jeet le he
o jo bhi khareed le
o duniya ko jeet le
bhoole na saari umariya
le lo babu pudiya
ye jaadu waali pudiya
khaayen buddha buddhi
ban jaayen gudda gudiya
le lo babu pudiya

aain
bichhde dil ko milwaaye
mausam khushi ka laaye
hoye koi musaafir khaaye
manzil us ko mil jaaye
ho bichhde dil ko milwaaye
mausam khushi ka laaye
koi musaafir khaaye
manzil us ko mil jaaye
ulfat ki raakh hai ye
ho thodi si khaak hai ye
ho ulfat ki raakh hai ye
haan thodi si khaak hai ye
laaya main tumri nagariya
le lo babu pudiya
ye jaadu waali pudiya
khaayen buddha buddhi
ban jaayen gudda gudiya
le lo babu pudiya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ले लो बाबू पुड़िया
ये जादू वाली पुड़िया
खाएं बुड्ढा बुड्ढी
बन जाएँ गुड्डा गुड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया
ये जादू वाली पुड़िया
खाएं बुड्ढा बुड्ढी
बन जाएँ गुड्डा गुड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया

हे॰ ॰ ॰
मिट्टी पे हाथ मारो
मिट्टी सोना बन जाये
कोई ग़रीब खाये
घर बैठे दौलत आए
भई मिट्टी पे हाथ मारो
मिट्टी सोना बन जाये
ओय कोई ग़रीब खाये
घर बैठे दौलत आए
बदले ये किस्मत
ओ दो पैसे कीमत
ओ बदले ये किस्मत
हो दो पैसे कीमत
बेचूँ मैं दिल की ये चिड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया
ये जादू वाली पुड़िया
खाएं बुड्ढा बुड्ढी
बन जाएँ गुड्डा गुड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया

हे॰ ॰ ॰
मियां बीवी का झगड़ा
फौरन मिटाती है ये
अरे इसका असर ना पूछो
अपना बनाती है ये
हे॰ ॰ ॰
मियां बीवी का झगड़ा
फौरन मिटाती है ये
अरे इसका असर ना पूछो
अपना बनाती है ये
जो भी खरीद ले
हो दुनिया को जीत ले हे
ओ जो भी खरीद ले
ओ दुनिया को जीत ले
भूले ना सारी उमरिया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया
ये जादू वाली पुड़िया
खाएं बुड्ढा बुड्ढी
बन जाएँ गुड्डा गुड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया

अइन
बिछड़े दिल को मिलवाये
मौसम खुशी का लाए
होय कोई मुसाफिर खाये
मंज़िल उसको मिल जाये
हो बिछड़े दिल को मिलवाये
मौसम खुशी का लाए
कोई मुसाफिर खाये
मंज़िल उसको मिल जाये
उल्फ़त की राख़ है ये
हो थोड़ी सी ख़ाक है ये
हो उल्फ़त की राख़ है ये
हाँ थोड़ी सी ख़ाक है ये
लाया मैं तुमरी नगरिया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया
ये जादू वाली पुड़िया
खाएं बुड्ढा बुड्ढी
बन जाएँ गुड्डा गुड़िया
ले लो बाबू पुड़िया

 

 

 

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1 Response to "Le Lo Babu Pudiya Ye Jaadu Waali Pudiya"

Dear Sudhir ji,
Thanks for a rare lovely duet.
Regards,
Avadh Lal

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