RABINDRA SANGEET – Phoole Phoole Dole Dole…

Lyrics & Chords

Rabindranath Tagore was an unparalleled genius in selecting germane tunes to aptly convey the mood of his songs. This is a very short but sweet melody in Misra Kedar which beautifully expresses the hopeful and happy state of the mind.

This song was an inspiration from a Scottish ballad – Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon [by Robert Burns (1759-1796) who was Scotland’s greatest poet], which Tagore heard as a young man on his first visit to England.
(You may listen to this original Scottish song here: Ye banks and braes )

This song appeared in Satyajit Ray’s 1964 Bengali movie Charulata in a swing scene and this was also an inspiration for a scene and song in the 2005 Hindi movie Parineeta.

I attempted a translation of this song into English restoring the original rhythm of the song (so that it can be sung in the same tune and rhythm in English also).

Blooming blossoms nod their heads when
Swaying softly in the breeze
Soaring stream with bouncing waves keeps
Surging in a joyful swift

Cuckoos in each flowering twig sing
Coohu- coohu- coohu –wow!
Musing mind of mine does not know
Why it sighs and says alas!

Hope you will all like my attempt.



Thinkal govind kumar Pro user said

Yeeeeaaaaaah….I’m the first !
Hearing this song for the very first time !
As usual, yet another mind-blowing rendition from the RS authority of MUZIBOO !
LOOVED your satin-smooth voice, soothing feel & added to my FAVOURITES !
Great write-up too !
Hats off !
GOD Bless !
Loving Best Wishes,
Thinkal Govind Kumar.


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

I am really honoured to get your first comment Thinkal Chetta!
I am glad you liked my rendition.
Thank you.
Kind regards,


Vak Manupadi said

Giridharan Ji, A sweet rendition. I liked the translation and the song.


Muzaffar Naqvi Pro user said

I love this rhythm very much. Jagjit Singh has used it in many of his ghazals. Thank you so much for introducing this short but extremely lovely piece of work from Rabindra Sangeet and its association with the original creation. Very soulfully and thoughtfully sung by you Giri Bhai in your soft smooth voice. Enjoyed every second of it.


Neil swanson.. Still not doing well but keeping the faith .surgery looking re october thanks for the prayers and well wishes ! Pro user said

HI Giri what a lovely song so pleasant
perfect for this time of year with flowers
in bloom and love in bloom enjoyed this
immensly congrats god bless NEIL.!
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Dr.Giri,
Lovely singing! Very pleasant feel!
vs gopal


Saroj Nair said

very nice soothing rendition Giri…. beautiful song…
loved the original scottish song too….


Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Giri etta….what a spectacular rendition in your awesome voice. The subtle glide on Mriyuna…not sure if I am saying that word correctly….it was so beautiful….everytime u hit the word the subtle glide from Mri-i-y…OVERALL another RS treat from you….to my favs !!
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thanks a lot Vak, Naqvi ji, Neil, VSG ji, Sarojedathi, Rahul, Vishal ji and Harshan for your wonderful comments and for liking my rendition.

And Harshan… it is Mridu Baai (Mridu Vaayu), which, as you know, means soft breeze.
The beauty of RS is to bring appropriate voice gliding apt for the words of the lyrics, which I could achieve only to a limited extend in this song… :)
Kind regards,


Jivan Kohli (will be away for long--other commitment's..--busy on a learning mode---) said

Wow !!! A Great Soothing Experience Again….Somewhat Different with little Subtle Variation at places to Make it Heart warming….

Thoda pahadi (Of the Hill’s) Dhun lagi Isski……On top of that Raag kedar has very Enchanting Notes in it….Which is Very Visible in the Flow of this Song & your Rendition……

Alway’s Enjoy this Sangeet….Different Experience All together….& All the Time……Best wishes Giri-Bhai…


Rajesh Pandya ( kuchh naya har bar ) said

Giri bro,
Finely crafted song like a scupture. Very smoothly moves. liked your voice here as it suits well. Thanks
Rajesh Pandya
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Tha Kathir said

Sounds wonderfull lyrics.

Really superp singing with feel.

Great to listen your performance.

Keep it up dear Giri sir.
Please listen my uploads and write your feel about it. I love Music & friends, n the god inside of me.


Asrar Ahmed khan(aadil) said

giri bhai….soulful rendition loved it


Srikumaran Menon Pro user said

Excellent!!!….Giri….the rendition is beautiful….you are a stalwart in Rabindra Sangeeth…….loved a lot…….
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Hamsapriya Pro user said

Giri Ji

Absolutely Awesome singing as usual

Thanks once again for the translation

What a beautiful poem and nice melody! loved it.


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♪♪♪ praveen Pandit ♪♪♪ said

Giri ji, very nice melody I enjoyed your voice in this song…Great going:) Goes to fav!

Thanks and Regards,
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Ajay m nair said

wah!!! lovely song and excellent singing with ur beautiful voice…. grrrr8 one…. liked it v.v.much

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Harish Bhasin Pro user said

Giri bhai,

Listening Rabindra Sangeet in your voice is such a treat. You have again sung this so beautifully. It touch my heart. Thanks for sharing food for soul.
Keep singing,
Best wishes,
“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”
― Robert Fripp


Vimala chandrasekharan (busy) said

Giri ji,

Excellent and very soothing rendition as always.
Enjoyed the serenity in the song:)
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter – John Keats


Chandrasekharan Nair(always with music) Pro user said

It is a great treat as said by Harshbhai to listen your Rabindra sangeet. As it is so soothing and melodious hearing after 10 PM will be more touching to heart. Giri you are excellently rendering this song. Love to listen more times
Be always with a music mind to be a good person


Anirban said

Hi, I am a big fan of your voice and how it blends well with Robindrosangeet……Such soothing rendition….You sing Gurudev’s songs the way they should be sung….

Thanks for the info about this song in the write up……

- Regards,


Dj Wazif said

One can easily feel the happy mood of this song and spring like message…. wonderful choice Giri bhai and you sang it also in a beautiful manner…. lovely music and mixing…. just keep sharing like that.

Wish you Gr8 Luck!

Please listen to my original here: Dekho Mausam

DJ WaziF


Satheesh Kumar nair said

Very informative write up and marvellous translation Giri sir….

as usual you are at your sweetest…


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Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

I am extremely thankful to you all, Jivan, Rajesh ji, Tha, Aadil ji, Srikumaran ji, Hamsa, Praveen ji, Ajay, Harish ji, Vimala ji, Chandran ji, Anirban, Wazif and Satheesh… for listening to my song and giving such a nice feedback and encouragement.
Kind regards,


Kavitha kondapalli (away!) said

So soothing tune and equally sweet and soothing was your singing Giridharan ji. Beautiful lyrics too :)


Hema Shamal Pro user said

Wah,So beautiful song Giridharan ji,and always a great pleasure listening to your wonderful voice covering such lovely gems.So soothing and excellent singing.such a pleasant listen!Loved it.


Biju Ramachandran Pro user said

v different from the previous uploads….
sounds v nice……
well sung…


Shivani Zenith. said

respected sir Giri ji :)

hw have u been???? feel so blissful to hear this soothing cover of urs…. been long to hear u…. missed you…… lovely rendition…. liked it so much!
god bless…


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you all, Kavitha ji, Hema ji, Biju and Shivani for listening to my song and giving very supportive feedback.
I am glad you all liked it.
Kind regards,


Theagaraj Dhanapalan Pro user said

Beautiful rendition….So soothing…Dear Bro…Loved it from your gifted voice……

I do not know…how I missed this….

Mixing is excellent….

Best Regards


Asim Ghosh said

Aap ka jawaab nahi Bhaisaab! Amazing how you sing each RS following its own subtlety. Only a student of RS can do this, because, that’s how (and what) they are taught by their teachers….to catch the essence. And you do it very well. Murkhiyan on “Dhole” is exquisite, perfect. Loved it boss!

Nice write up! Your data about this song is right on the money. Do you have the CD called ‘Aantorjaatik Rabindranath’ (International Rabindranath)? That CD contains all these types of ‘inspired’ songs.

Please do another duet when time permits.
“Gaa-Ke Jiyo Toh …. Geet Hai Yeh Zindagi”


Harish verma (busy! busy! busy!) said

Giriji, there is no doubt about Rabindra’s music as it’s a benchmark of indian music and your rendition on these songs are making possible us to more explore Rabhindra’s gem. Thanks for sharing it.


Latha Ganti Pro user said

Beautiful & soothing rendition Anna
coohu- coohu wow – Beautiful There !
Apt feel, modulation and great singing with great control! Thanks for sharing


Archana(hope to be active soon!) said

Great singing Giriji.Feeling very happy. I can listen to this song n number of times. Have been listening this since childhood, I have a sentimental attachment to this song.Wish there was a category above “Favourite.”

As Rabindra Jayanti is approaching, I am expecting some good songs from you.


>>mushy<<- said

lovely giri bhai … very nice song and sung beautifully by u…
and thanks for the lovely intro of song…
take care
Music has no country, no religion , Its Universal


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Theagaraj, Asim ji, Harish, Latha, Archana and Mushtaque bro… for liking my song and for your lovely comments.
Kind regards,


Sunil Sankaraadi said

Girichetta….So soothing composition and rendered excellently……very nice to hear….Liked very much…
With regrds,


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you very much Sunil.
Kind regards,


Rajeev Bhave said

Giri Brother, I am here finally to get some honey dew from your songs! Sorry for being late. Loved this beutiful song and enjoyed listening to the write up as well! Tagore was an amazing artist. I had never heard the Scottish ballad before and thank you for the link. I am glad I came and feel at peace!
Rajeev Bhave

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Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you very much Rajeev for your kind words of appreciation.
Kind regards,


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Azam ji for your nice comments and for liking my singing.
Kind regards,


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Priya for your nice words of appreciation. It does have a Western influence as I have explained in my introduction.
Kind regards,


Hemanth Kumar Pro user said

Superb, Giri bro :-)…. Also awesome to learn about Tagore ji’s overseas visits and inspirations too….

Many thanks and warm regards,



Aniladithyan999 said

Athimanoharam… Giriyettaa…
Perfect Singing…. Ningaleyellam parijayapeduthiya Muziboovinu Nanni….


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Anil for your appreciative feedback.
Kind regards,


Sunil Telkar (absconding) said

Didn’t understand a word…. but the song sounded really great in your voice…. Giri ji…. just love your renditions!! :)
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Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Sunil…
Kind regards,


Vinod Kumar (trying to catch up) Pro user said


Visiting your space after a long gap….your recording and rendition has grown to great heights….your beautiful voice is captured so well ….although I have never heard any of this Ranindra Sangeeth,….it makes me hooked to it once I press the play button….the smooth soothing magic of your voice!!…keep them flowing as usual….:)


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Welcome to my space after a long time Vinod.
Thank you for your appreciative comments.
Kind regards,


Nithya Muziboo staff said

Thanks for writing an elaborate introduction to the song. I loved reading it as much as I liked listening to your rendition!


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thanks Nithya for your nice feedback.
Kind regards,


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

So beautiful and mellifluous, Giri etta. Its a treat to listen to your professional RS work, completely flows and keeps us enthralled. Feedback is becoming a formality at your block. As always, loved your informative write-up. Hope you are maintaining a blog for your RS works – its truly precious. :-)

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- Nelson Mandela


Giri∂hαrαη. u. r. Pro user said

Thank you Sudha for your kindness in listning to my song and giving a nice feedback.
Kind regards,


Nithya Muziboo staff said

@Giridharan Do you know Bengali or you managed to sing these songs without
knowing the language?


Nithya Muziboo staff said

@Giridharan Do you know Bengali or you managed to sing these songs without
knowing the language?


Nithya Muziboo staff said

@Giridharan Do you know Bengali or you managed to sing these songs without
knowing the language?


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Will it be possible to get this karaoke from you? I would really appreciate it. My email id is zakir_zafrin@yahoo.com.

Thank you so much.


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