Lyrics & Chords

This ghazal by Mehdi Hasan Saheb is one of the most wonderful of his ghazals and this is always a part of Mehdi Hasan Saheb’s popular repertoire. He has sung this from one stage to another and one surely notices variations in the renditions over the years but the melody of this is superb and enchanting. This was written by no less a person than Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

My Version:
28 aPR 2011


Gulon mein rang bhare (gul=flower) Let flowers be filled with colours
baad-e-naubahaar chale (baad=wind) (naubahaar=early spring) Let wind of early spring blow
Chale bhi aao ke You all come so that
gulshan ka kaarobaar chale the affairs of garden can go on

Qafas udaas hai yaaro (qafas=cage, body) (udas=sad) (yaaro=friend)
saba se kuchh to kaho (saba=breeze) The ‘Cage’ is sad, friend, say something to the breeze
Kahin to bahr-e-Khuda (bahr=ocean) Ocean of god is everywhere
aaj zikar-e-yaar chale (zikr=mention) Today let us hear about friends

Jo hum pe guzri so Whatever had to happen, has happened to us
guzri magar shab-e-hijraan(shab=night) (hijraan=separation) night of separation is over
Hamaare ashk teri (ashk=tears) Our tears will rectify things for your future
aaqbat sanwaar chale (aaqbat=future) (sanwaar=rectification)

Maqaam Faiz koi (maqam=house)(Faiz-poet)
raah mein jacha hi nahin (jacha=?)
Jo koo-e-yaar se (koo-e-yaar=lane of beloved)
nikle to soo-e-daar chale (soo-e-daar=house of beloved)

more below from internet:

gulo.n me.n rang bhare, baad-e-naubahaar chale
chale bhii aao ki gulshan kaa karobaar chale
qaffas udaas hai yaro, sabaa se kuchh to kaho
kahii.n to bahr-e-Khudaa aaj zikr-e-yaar chale
kabhii to subh tere kunj-e-lab se ho aaGaaz
kabhii to shab sar-e-kaakul se mushkabaar chale
ba.Daa hai dard kaa rishtaa, ye dil Gariib sahii
tumhaare naam pe aaye.nge Gam_gusaar chale
jo ham pe guzarii so guzarii magar shab-e-hijraa.N
hamaare ashk terii aaqabat sa.Nwaar chale
huzoor-e-yaar huii daftar-e-junuu.N kii talab
girah me.n leke garebaa.N kaa taar taar chale
maqaam ‘Faiz’ koii raah me.n jachaa hii nahii.n
jo kuu-e-yaar se nikale to suu-e-daar chale



Anujwa Anuj said

Hi Gopal, this is excellent. you have done very well….keep it up.

BTW can you also load the Karaoke version of thiis song please. Thanks.


V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Anuj,
Many thanks indeed!
I can send you the karaoke if you will give me your email.

vs gopal

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