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Lai Lai Maula Lai Lai, O Lai Lai Maula Lai

Posted on: July 3, 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.

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 5
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Sometimes it so happens that some song is so well ingrained in memory that it appears as if, oh well, everyone must remember this song.  And further, it simply cannot be so that this song is not yet on the blog.  But then, surprises never cease, right?

This wonderful song is a keen memory from the childhood radio listening days.  As I am browsing through my collection of the 1960s, I come across the 1965 film ‘Sindbad, Alibaba, Alladin’.  The list of songs rang a few bells I just happened to check the list on the blog. Two songs from this film are absolute foot tappers.  One of them is already posted – “Mera Naam Jinny, Soney Ki Ginni”.  But this song, is still waiting to be showcased.  Well, here it is.

Most fast rhythm songs that I can recall generally use the drums of various types to create the fast paced tempo.  But in this song, a major part of the rhythm is based on the tabla.  In fact, all portions of the song excluding the music interludes, are based on a very prominent beat of the tabla.  As one listens to this song, one is taken in by the fantastic pace that is sustained throughout the song, primarily on the strength of the tabla beats. Absolutely enchanting.

I have the film in my VCD collection, but I have yet to see it.  As our dear Arun ji has remarked in one of his earlier articles, the producers of Hindi films have really a prolific imagination, and over the years they have been successful to bring together historical and fictional characters across time and across geographies.  And so the script writers are given a free hand to bring together, say Hercules who is persona from the Greek mythology from more than a couple of thousand years ago, and Tarzan, whose fictional existence is rooted in the twentieth century imagination of an American writer, writing about the jungles of Africa.  So if that can be accomplished, then bringing together three separate stories from the Arabian Nights, and tying them into a single thread is a ‘baayen haath ka khel’ (a left-hand-job aka a very easy task) for the idea generators and scriptwriters of Hindi films.  And thus come about films like ‘Tarzan And Hercules’ and ‘Sindbad, Alibaba, Alladin’.

The film is from an innocuous banner – All India Pictures, and is directed by PN Arora (regulars would recognize him as the one time ‘mentor’ to Helen).  Cast of actors includes Pradeep Kumar, Saeeda Khan, Agha, Bhagwan, Ulhas, Helen, Meenu Mumtaz, Zohra Jamal, Heeralal, Rajan Haksar, Ramavtar etc.  There are more players in the film, e.g. the three ladies performing this song on screen – I have not been able to identify them, and request help from keener ‘identifiers’ to please help name these dancers.  The three leading protagonists of course are Pradeep Kumar, Agha and Bhagwan, who are introduced in the beginning of this clip, as is Rajan Haksar.  Later in the song, one can also make out the rotund figure of Ramavtar, as the chief of royal guards, so to say.

The words are from the pen of SH Bihari.  The zippy music comes from the mind of Ravi.  And the singing voices are of Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar and Meenu Purushottam.  I have tried to identify the voices and color code them.  However, I would request keener ears to suggest any corrections to the color coding of this song.

As I was checking online, I located this video clip, which is not the best quality, plus the lip syncing is out of sync, between the sound of the words and the performers’ lip movements.  Just on interesting hunch, I picked out this song from my collection and listened to it.  And found it to be a longer song, with a bonus extra stanza.  So I uploaded the audio today, and have provided both the links. The lyrics are based on the longer audio version.

The time even in the 1960s was that the songs had to be recorded in single sessions.  As I listen to this song, I marvel at the artistry and the timing of all the artists involved, singers and instrumentalists, who synchronize this rapid fire combination of three singing voices and a combination of multiple music instruments.  Technology these days has climbed to such heights that such single session recording efforts are redundant.  And that is what makes me marvel the artists of yore all the more.  That they were able to create such fantastic rhythms and melodies, which simply are no longer available, with some rare exceptions.  What the artists of that golden era could create without the help of this technology, is a thousand times more hear-able and memorable from the ‘music-stuff’ that we get today.

Sorry for the digression.  Just thinking about the process of generating the music items, and their quality.  Let me not keep you any longer, from enjoying this fabulous foot tapper.  And that too, based on tabla beats.

Just listen and enjoy.  And marvel. 🙂

Video (2 stanzas)

Audio (3 stanzas)

Song – Lai Lai Maula Lai Lai, O Lai Lai Maula Lai (Sindbad Alibaba Alladin) (1965) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Meenu Puroshottam, Lyrics – SH Bihari, MD – Ravi
Asha + Usha + Meenu

Lyrics

lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai

na main yunaani hoon
na main irani hoon
teri deewaani hoon
allaah kasam
dil le ke aayi hoon
mehfil pe chhaai hoon
wallaah duhaai hoon
mere sanam
main wo shamma hoon
jiski khoj mein
parwaane hain kai
o o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai

rangeen ishaare hain
dilkash nazaare hain
ye sab tumhaare hain
jaan e jahaan
nazren ladaate ho
dil bhi bachaate ho
chhup chhup ke jaate ho
bolo kahaan
ek baar to
mud ke dekh lo
ye duniya hai nai
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai

ye duniya faani hai
do din jawaani hai
shola hai paani hai
phir kaisa darr
qaatil nigaahon se
lehraati baahon se
chaahat ki raahon se
hans ke guzar
beqaraar hain
intezaar mein
ye aankhen surmai
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
ho o
lai lai maula lai lai
o lai lai maula lai
sar pe topi laal pehen ke
turki main ban gayi
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai
o wallaah wai wai wai


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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
हो ओ
लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई

ना मैं यूनानी हूँ
ना मैं ईरानी हूँ
तेरी दीवानी हूँ
अल्लाह क़सम
दिल ले के आई हूँ
महफिल पे छाई हूँ
वल्लाह दुहाई हूँ
मेरे सनम
मैं वो शमा हूँ
जिसकी खोज में
परवाने हैं कई
ओ लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
हो ओ
लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई

रंगीन इशारे हैं
दिलकश नज़ारे हैं
ये सब तुम्हारे हैं
जान ए जहां
नज़रें लड़ाते हो
दिल भी बचाते हो
छुप छुप के जाते हो
बोलो कहाँ
एक बार तो
मुड़ के देख लो
ये दुनिया है नई
हो लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
हो ओ
लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई

ये दुनिया फ़ानी है
दो दिन जवानी है
शोला है पानी है
फिर कैसा डर
क़ातिल निगाहों से
लहराती बाहों से
चाहत की राहों से
हंस के गुज़र
बेक़रार हैं
इंतज़ार में
ये आँखें सुरमई
हो ओ
लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
हो ओ
लई लई मौला लई लई
ओ लई लई मौला लई
सर पे टोपी लाल पहन के
तुर्की मैं बन गई
हो ओ
वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई
ओ वल्लाह वई वई वई

2 Responses to "Lai Lai Maula Lai Lai, O Lai Lai Maula Lai"

I can identify Rajan Haksar and ,dancers lip syncing for the song are Bela Bose(in yellow outfit),Sheila Vaz(in pink outfit), but I don`t know who is in Blue outfit,

Thanks Sudhir ji for this rare upload and for the post.

Regards
Prakash

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Its a typical Ravi composition

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