Songs
Dholna

ḍhōlnā
Beloved

kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab tō kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x3]
mar jānā thā yah bhēd nahīṁ thā khōlnā
ō ḍhōlnā … ō ḍhōlnā …
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab tō kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā

Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x3]
I rather die than reveal this secret
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now I must say something
You say something, I say something, beloved


dō cār qadam pē tum thē,
dō cār qadam pē ham thē
[both lines x2]
dō cār qadam yē lēkin,
sau mīlōṁ sē kyā kam thē
phir us pē qadam qadam pē dil kā ḍōlnā
hāy ḍōlnā … ō ḍhōlnā …
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab tō kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x2]

I was a couple of steps away from you
You were a couple of steps away from me
[both lines x2]
But (compared to) these few steps,
how short a hundred miles are!
And on top of that stepping, this constant swinging of the heart
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x2]


lō jīt gaē tum ham sē,
ham hār gaē is dil sē
[both lines x2]
āyā hai āj labōṁ pē yah pyār baṛī muśkil sē
is pyār mēṁ hamkō pāgal na kar chōṛnā
na chōṛnā, ō ḍhōlnā
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab tō kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā
[both lines x2]
mar jānā thā yē bhēd nahīṁ thā khōlnā
ō ḍhōlnā … ō ḍhōlnā …
kab tak cup baiṭhēṁ ab tō kuch hai bōlnā
kuch tum bōlō kuch ham bōlēṁ ō ḍhōlnā

Look, I prevailed over you
and lost against this heart
[both lines x2]
This love came to my lips today, through great difficulty
Don't leave, crazily in love
Don't leave, oh beloved
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved
[both lines x2]
I rather die than reveal this secret
Ah, the swinging … oh, beloved …
Sitting silent since so long, now something must be said
You say something, I say something, beloved

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