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Arif Lohar & Meesha Shafi – Alif Allah [ Download Audio | Video ]

Kalam e Sultan Bahu

Again a Sufic track, some lyrics have been borrowed from Arif Lohar’s father Alam Lohar’s works while others are derived from folk stories and songs. The track’s central philosophy is the promotion of peace and love for mankind. The track is also a cross blending of people of this country and will long be remembered for its seamless merging of modernity and tradition. Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi compliment each others’ styles effortlessly, and the charged atmosphere with the infectiously positive energy permeating is hard to miss. Music wise, it is folksy yet funky: where Lohar clanks his trademark chimta, Meesha lends her powerful vocals and Gumby wows all with his thunderous drumming.

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The collaboration had actually come about on the request of Meesha Shafi. “I am a huge fan of Arif Lohar; I feel he is a rock star and has tremendous energy. [I thought] his voice and my voice would be very interesting to put together. [And the end piece] with the energy and visually has been interesting. I was glad that I was given this opportunity by Coke Studio. My image might become versatile — a lot of people don’t expect a girl who looks a certain way to sound a certain way. I speak my languages well, be it Urdu or Punjabi, and am very proud of it.”

According to Rohail Hyatt, the song worked to change the mindsets of some house band members too. “There were some members who did not like to play a desi tune. They felt it was too cheesy… but as we rehearsed, their perceptions changed. Desi can be cool too!”

Alif allah chambay di booti, tey meray murshid mann vich lai hoo
My master has planted the fragrant seed of love in my heart

Ho nafi uss baat da paani dey kay
Which flourished with modesty, piety and acceptance of his existence

Har ragaay harjai hoo
My God is present in every throbbing pulse

Ho joog joog jeevay mera murshid sohna
My spiritual guide is ever-present

Hatay jiss ay booti lai ho
The one who blew life into me

(chorus # 1)
Pir meraya jugni ji
I have the spirit of my guide

Ae way allah waliyan di jugni ji
The spirit of all the messengers who brought His message to this Earth

Ae way nabbi pak di jugni ji
The spirit of Holy Prophet

Ae way maula ali wali jugni ji
The spirit of Ali and his followers

Ae way meray pir di jugni ji
The spirit of my saint

Ae way saaray sabaz di jugni ji
The spirit of all his words

Dum gutkoon, dum gutkoon, dum gutkoon, dum gootkun… karay Saeein
Everytime I think of you God, my heart flutters

Parhay tay kalma nabi da Parhay saeein pir merya
So I recite the kalma whenever I think of God

(chrous #1 repeat)

Jugni taar khaeein vich thaal
O my creation, share whatever you have

Chad duniya dey janjaal
Remove yourself from worldly concerns

Kuch ni nibna bandiya naal
There is nothing that you can get from other human beings that you can take to the after-life
(repeat)

Rakhi saabat sidh amaal
Just keep you actions and intentions pure

(chorus # 1 repeat)

Jugni dig payee vich roi
So absorbed was the creation that she stumbled into a ditch

Othay ro ro kamli hoi
There she wailed relentlessly

Oddi vaath naye lainda koi
But there was no one who enquired about her
(repeat)

Tey kalmay binna nai mildi toi
Remember, there is no salvation for anyone without remembering your creator
(chorus #1 repeat)

Ho wanga charha lo kuriyon
Put on your bangles, girls

Meray daata dey darbaar dian
Those that you get at your Master’s shrines
(repeat)

Ho naa kar teeya khair piyari
Daughter, don’t be proud of your youth

Maan daindiya galaryaan
Your mother scoffs and scolds you

Din din talhi juwani jaandi
That with each passing day, your youth slips by

Joon sohna puthia lariyaan
Even gold when put in the furnance moulds itself, there is absolutely no permanence

Aurat marad, shehzaday sohney
Women, men are like so beautiful

O moti, O laa lariyaan
Like pearls, like the gems

Sir da sarfa kar naa jairey
Those who are not self-centered

Peen prem pya lariyan
They are the ones who truly love the humanity

O daatay day darbaan chaa akho
Whenever you visit the darbar of any saint

Pawan khair sawa lariyan
God fulfils all your wishes and showers you with his blessings

(arif plus meesha)
(chorus 2)

O wanga charha lo kuriyon meray daata tey darbar diyan
Put on your bangles, girls … Those that you get at your Master’s shrines

O wangha charha lo kuriyon meray daata tey darbar diyan
Put on your bangles, girls … Those that you get at your Master’s shrines
(chorus 2 repeat)

Dum gutkoon, dum gutkoon, dum gootkoon, gootkoon gootkon
(chorus 1 repeat)
Jugni ji
Jugni ji
Jugni ji…
« Last Edit: June 07, 2010, 01:54:07 AM by Guitar_freaK »
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