Dub Dub Jaave Dil Mera

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I am attempting a Nusrat Fateh Ali khan song for the first time. This is a Punjabi folk song that he sang first time live in Paris. Punjabi is not my mother tongue so please excuse my pronounciations and my attempt to translate. This is a very simple tune with touching lyrics and it showcases Nusrat Sahab’s genius.

Dub dub jave dil mera, jadon yaad sajjan di aave(My heart sinks whenever I think abaout my beloved)
door vasende maahi nu koi jaake mod layaave
(My beloved lives far away would someone go and get him)
dub dub jaave……

dil da jaani kol naa mere naal kede main bola
(My heart’s beloved is not near me, who can I talk with)
ohde varga koi naa mainu kiss naal dil diya khola
(There is no one like him for me, who should I open my heart to )
tarle lai lai aakhan koi pesh meri naa jaave
(…………………………do not know this trnaslation)
dub dub jaave……

Kothe chadh chadh taakdi paiyan ohdiya raahva valle
(I keep climbing on to the terrace and looking at the path for him)
jaan waala je jhaati paunda meri saava valle
(if only the one who is going would have looked at my sighs)
kalleyan chhadd pardes naa jaanda kon ohnu samjhaave
(He would not have left me alone and gone abroad, who can explain this to him)
dub dub jaave……

Ohh kee russiya vela russiya, russ gayi kul khudaai
(now that he is angry with me, the time is also angy and so is the whole world)
kee dassa main daas nahi hunda, maar gayi e judaai
(What can I tell you, this seperation has killed me)
khavre bhulleya meriya yaada, ohnu kon bhulaave
(He has probably forgotten me, but how can I forget him)
dub dub jaave……

Dil nu kee samjhava loko, kalleya g nahi laagda
(what can I explain to my heart, I cannot live alone)
payar karan daa badla milleya, haasa baan gayi jaag daa
(I am getting the revenge of fallingin love, the whole world laughs at me)
ohde baajo khaali khaali veda vaadd vaadd khaave
(Without him the lonely courtyard bites me)
dub dub jaave……

Yaar bari je mud ghar aave so so shagan manava
(If my beloved comes back home I will celebrate)
seene de naal laake rakhan, palkan heth lukava
(I will hold him to mu bosom and keep him under my eyelids)
sach sayanya aakhya koi payaar palle naa paave
(Wise people have said correctly that do not fall in love)
dub dub jaave……



Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Very nice rendition Rajeev.
As an attempt to sing a song of a different genre and language it is really laudable. Excellent lyrics which I could appreciate because of your English translation.


Latha Ganti Pro user said

Rajeev Ji- Soulful composition ! So nice rendition!Not an easy task to sing this one! Well done! What about wadali brothers tu maane ya na maane dil daara song ?


Chandrakant Page (on & off) said

Nice singing. Loved it.
“I sing like I feel”. ….Chandrakant Page


Madhukar Mehta said

Rajeev bhai,

Hat’s off to your selection and talents to deliver such a tough composition…. in a language that’s not your mother tongue……. Very soulfully delivered…. Nusrat sahab was a genius indeed!! I would never attempt it in my wildest dreams…LOL!! Very pleasing indeed.



Srividya Kasturi said

Nice attempt, Rajeev:) Soulful rendition!
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Muhammed.nana. Muftah.el.khair. said

salam bhai jaan
where are all this time? woooow…really very nice way of singing soft and calm…nice mixing…kep up n keep sharing goes to my fav n like…thank u…


Deep Dobhal said

Bahut Sundar kaarya Bhave Bhai saab…Aap bilkul alag cheezen pesh karte hain jo ki amooman koi nahi karta…ghaur karne waali baat ye hai ki aapko insabke track kaise mil jaate hain…Ye aapka khaas kshetra hai jisme aap achhi jaankari ke saath poora dakhal rakhte hain…keep it up….
Deep Dobhal


Rajiv Saddy Pro user said

Rajeev bhai,

What a treat! I wish I could do 10% as much in Marathi as you can do in Punjabi. Perfect pronunciation and very clear rendition! Not an easy one to sing. I can imagine…. of all the singers Nusrat would be one of the toughest to sing.

I hadn’t heard this before but love it now. Great presentation. Enjoyed it.


Muzaffar Naqvi (2nd profile) said

Very lovely selection Rajeev. Bhai aap wahid Hindustani ho jo iss forum per itne zauq aur shauq se Pakistani fankaron ko praise karte hain aur gaakar isska saboot bhi pesh karte hain. Jab tuk bande ki khudki efforts na nazar aayein mazza nahi aata. Aap iss baat ka khas khayal rakhte hain. Very nice….enjoyed it.


Dj Wazif said

Rajeev bhai…. I was thinking and you presented it…. I was thinking you should attempt Nusrat saheb’s “sanu ik pal chain na awey sajna tere bina” and you presented one of his gem here…. Nusrat saheb ki kia bat thi unke sound box ka koi muqabla nahi…. apne issey jitna “dub dub” ke gaya wo dil ko chhoo gaya…. ab apke tarle (requests) hain ke “Sanu Ikk Pal” ga den :-)

Wish you Gr8 Luck!

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DJ WaziF


Rajeev Bhave said

Thank you all for your encouraging comments! I will scribble you each!
Rajeev Bhave

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Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Very pleasant singing, Rajeev. Loved your husky texture in this song. Could not get the best ‘lutf’ of this song not knowing the language, but could tell your accent was perfect (yep, no southern accent there… ;-))
Enjoying all your variety uploads immensely!
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Harry Chops said

Rajeev – First time in your space. Lovely husky texture and Punjabi songs really suit your voice. Liked the thehraav in your singing as well.
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Hema Shamal Pro user said

Very good song selection of this tough song originally sung by Ustaad NF Khan ji,beautiful lyrics,Panjaabi gaano me hameshan ye baat hoti hai,dard ke saath saath meethapan bhi bahot hota hai.Excellent rendering,Brilliant presentation.Loved it.


Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Wah, Rajeev saheb!
Mazaa aa gayaa yeh gaanaa sunke. i am listening to this song for the first time and you have sung it so soulfully key hum bhi dub gaye :)


Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Rajeev ji…dont listen to much of Punjabi …and hence this is my first time listening for this song…loved your take on this …nice voice modulations….you seem to be very comfortable with the language too….loved it !!
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Shailender Pro user said

Rajeevji, listening to you for the first time and enjoyed every bit of your singing, modulations and your punjabi diction……

Nusrat saab’s songs are tough, but you sailed through the song very easily……

Music is my meditation…….Shailender


Khawer Khilji Pro user said

Beautiful pick and equally well rendered Rajiv Sahib. Keep sharing gems like this. Loved it very much.

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