Songs
Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita



duniyā calē pichāṛī, tō maiṁ calūm̐ agāṛī The world walks at the back, so I walk at the front
sab khēl jāntā hūm̐, maiṁ hūm̐ baṛā khilāṛī I know all the game, I am a big player
[both lines x2]
sumṛī mēṁ lē kē jāūm̐ aur sab kō maiṁ sikhāūm̐ Having taken them I shall go, and teach them all
kyā? What?
ciṁtā tā citā citā ciṁtā tā tā [x4] Chinta ta chita chita chinta ta ta [x4]
[all stanza x2]


arē, kyā raṁg-rūp hai, Hey, what a look!
kyā cāl-ḍhāl hai What a gait!
[both lines x3]
yah lājvāb hai, yah bēmisāl hai! She is peerless, she is incomparable!
[po po po po po]
[eh po po po po po]
[eh po po po po]
[eh po po po po po]
arē, nayā nayā sāl hai, nayā nayā māl hai Hey, it is new-new year, it is new-new lass


mil jāē kōī chōrī, kālī hō cāhē gōrī [x2] Should I find any girl, whether she be black or white,
cupkē sē cōrī-cōrī, secretively, stealthily,
bām̐dhūm̐ maiṁ dil kī ḍōrī I shall fasten the string of (her) heart
sumṛī mēṁ lē kē jāūm̐ aur is kō maiṁ sikhāūm̐ Having taken her I shall go, and teach her:
kyā? What?
ciṁtā tā citā citā ciṁtā tā tā [x2] Chinta ta chita chita chinta ta ta [x2]


ām̐khōṁ mēṁ raub hai, [pocket] mēṁ [note] hai [x2] There is panache in (her) eyes, a note in (her) pocket [x2]
naṭkhaṭ mizāj hai, raṁgīlā [coat] hai She has a naughty nature, she has a gaudy coat
sūrat māsūm hai, nīyat mēṁ khōṭ hai Her countenance is innocent, (but) in (her) motive there is a falsehood
[pajama] taṁg hai, ḍhīlā laṁgōṭ hai The pajama is tight, (but) the loincloth is loose


ciṁtā tā citā citā ciṁtā tā tā [x3] Chinta ta chita chita chinta ta ta [x3]
aisā calāūm̐ cakkar, sīdhā karūm̐ [character] I shall put this affair in modtion, straighten (her)character
rastē pē is kō lāūm̐, isē āīnā dikhāūm̐ I shall take her down the alley and make her see the mirror
sumṛī mēṁ lē kē jāūm̐ aur sab kō maiṁ sikhāūm̐ Having taken her I shall go, and teach her:
kyā? What?
ciṁtā tā citā citā ciṁtā tā tā Chinta ta chita chita chinta ta ta
[repeated several times]

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