ke dole mein
aayi hai javaani, aayi javaani
aaj apni adaa pe hui main divaani
haan-ji hui main divaani...
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Mohammed Shafi
Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri
*ing: Ajit, Veena
Annadaata is another splendid offering from Mohammed Shafi, and
vibrant melody easily tops my list of picks from the soundtrack. It
breathes the same kind of chirpy exuberance that comes across in songs
like 'yahii bahar hai' (Raagrang), 'phaili hui hain sapnon ki baahen'
(House No 44), 'panchhi banuun udti phiruun' (Chori Chori), 'thandi
havaayen' (Naujawan), etc. A peppy, fascinatingly melodious tune that
captures the spirit of the song remarkably well:
nazaare bhi mere kare hain nazaare
mujhe chaand suuraj kare hain ishaare
ye baadal bhi meraa dupatta hai dhaani
haan-ji dupatta hai dhaani, bahaaron ke dole mein...
In other words (words of Browning, to be precise):
The lark is on the wing
The snail is on the thorn
God is in His Heaven
And all is right with this world
There, in a nutshell, lies the nub of the song.
I'm hoping to post songs from Annadaata on Latanjali soon, considering
that Lata makes up more than 80% of the map here.