Maye Ni Maiye – Shiv Kumar Batalvi Songs – English Translation
Maye Ni Maiye
Maye Ni Maiye
A painful ballad (ghazal) from the king of Pains
Ek Dard bhari dastan from Shiv Kumar Batalvi (King of pain).
Singer: Jagjit Singh
Lyricist: Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Birah da Sultan)
– written on one occasion by him, when he learns about his Girl Friend Maina, who flew to the UK, gets married there to someone else, and gives birth to her first child.
Translated in English by Manoj Agarwal.
Maye Ni Maye, – Mother o Mother
Main Ek Shikra Yaar Banaya, – I have befriended a hawk
Ude Siir De Kalgi, – With a plume on her head
Te Ude Paryi Jhanjar, – and Payal on her feet
O Chog Chuginda Ayaa, – she came pecking for grains.
Ek ohde Roop Dee Dhup Tikheri, – Firstly, her beauty, radiant as sunlight,
O Duja Mehka Da Tirhaya, – Secondly, smelling, as if immersed in perfume
Teeja ohda Rang Gulabi, – Thirdly, her Skin colour, that of rose
O Kise Gori Maa Da Jaya, – Child of any fair mother.
Ishqe Da Ek Palang Nawari, – I prepared one bed of love,
Weh Asa Chananiya vich days, – and laid it in the moonlight.
Tan Di Chadar Ho Gayi Maili, – a sheet of my body got dirty
Os Pair Ja Palgi Paya, – when her feet touched it
Dukhan mere Naina De Koye, – I lost my sight in sorrows
Te vich Harh Hanjua Da Ayaa, – A flood of tears engulfed my eyes,
Sari Raat Gayi vich Socha, – Whole night passed thinking
Us Aye Ki zulm Kamaya, – why I earned this pain.
Subha Savere Layni Vatna, – early morning, with Scrub paste
We Asa Mal Mal os Navaya, – I scrubbed and bathed
Dehi De vich Niklan Chinga, – dust exuded from the body
Ni Sada Haath Gaya Kumlaya, – and my hands got ragged
Churi Kuta Ta O Khanda Nahi, – She never ate the food of Love
Weh Asa Dil Da Maas Khawaya, – so I served flesh of my heart.
Ek Udari Aisi Mari, – She took a great flight
O Mud Vatni Na Aya, – And never returned back to the country
O Maye Nee, – O my Mother
Main Ek Shikra Yaar Banaya… – I have befriended a hawk…
Shiv Kumar Batalvi Songs – maaye ni maaye song – maye ni maye translated in English
An introductory to Shiv Kumar Batalvi