Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya

जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी
Who Knows Where my Courage is Gone!
00 :08PlayPause
जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी
अभी अभी यहीं था किधर गया जी
किसी की अदाओं पे मर गया जी
बड़ी बड़ी आँखियों से डर गया जी
अरे!
[all stanza x2]
Who knows where my courage is gone!
It was right here, right now, where's it gone?
It fell for someone's charms,
and was scared by big eyes!
Come on!
[all stanza x2]
00 :47PlayPause
कहीं मारे डर के चूहा तो नहीं हो गया [x2]
कोने कोने देखा  जाने कहाँ खो गया [x2]
यहाँ उसे लाए काहे को बिना काम रे
जल्दी जल्दी ढूँढो की होने लगी शाम रे
[both lines x2]
Perhaps, stricken by fear, didn't it became a mouse? [x2]
I've looked into every corner, no idea where it got lost! [x2]
Why did you bring it here, without a purpose?
Look fast, it's nearly evening!
[both lines x2]
01 :17PlayPause
जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी
अभी अभी यहीं था किधर गया जी
किसी की अदाओं पे मर गया जी
बड़ी बड़ी आँखियों से डर गया जी
Who knows where my courage is gone!
It was right here, right now, where's it gone?
It fell for someone's charms,
and was scared by big eyes!
01 :40PlayPause
कोई उल्फ़त की नज़र ज़रा फेर दे [x2]
ले ले दो चार आने जिगर मेरा फेर दे [x2]
ऐसे नहीं चोरी खुलेगी तकरार से
चलो चलो थाने बताएँ जमादार से
[both lines x2]
Please, just return some loving look [x2]
take 2, 4 anna, give back my courage [x2]
The theft won't be solved this way, by quarreling
let's go to the police station, we shall talk to the head officer!
[both lines x2]
02 :11PlayPause
जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी
अभी अभी यहीं था किधर गया जी
किसी की अदाओं पे मर गया जी
बड़ी बड़ी आँखियों से डर गया जी
Who knows where my courage is gone!
It was right here, right now, where's it gone?
It fell for someone's charms,
and was scared by big eyes!
02 :34PlayPause
सच्ची सच्ची कह दो दिखाओ नहीं चाल रे [x2]
तूने तो नहीं है चुराया मेरा माल रे [x2]
बातें हैं नज़र की नज़र से समझाऊँगी
पहले पड़ो पाइयाँ तो फिर बतलाऊँगी
[both lines x2]
Say truly, show no artifice! [x2]
Haven't you stolen my goods/my girl? [x2]
This is the talk of looks, I will explain with looks
Fall at my feet first, then I will explain
[both lines x2]
03 :05PlayPause
जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी
अभी अभी यहीं था किधर गया जी
किसी की अदाओं पे मर गया जी
बड़ी  बड़ी आँखियों से डर गया जी
अरे!
[all stanza x2]
Who knows where my courage is gone!
It was right here, right now, where's it gone?
It fell for someone's charms,
and was scared by big eyes!
Come on!
[all stanza x2]
Jaane Kahan Mera Jigar Gaya Ji (Hindi: जाने कहाँ मेरा जिगर गया जी, Urdu: جانے کہاں میرا جِگر گیا جی) "Who Knows Where My Courage is Gone" is a song from the 1955 Hindi film "Mr. and Mrs. '55".

The song is played when one of the movie's secondary characters, Johnny, who works as a photographer for a newspaper, declares his love to Julie, a co-worker who had been rejecting his advances up to that point.

Johnny (interpreted by the Indian comedic actor Johnny Walker) takes advantage of a lunch break when most employees have left the office, and approaches Julie claiming that he has "lost his courage" (his courage to openly tell her about his feelings, it is implied).

Then he starts a pretend search across the office's drawers, under the tables, et cetera, looking for that lost courage. In the meantime, Julie (played by the unfortunately not very active Indian actress Vinita Bhatt a.k.a. "Yasmin"), mocks his lack of directness, but at the same time, gradually showing that she is pleased by his interest.
It is a beautiful scene, arguably the best in the movie.

The sub-plot of Johnny and Julie's love story has a lighter tone which balances the more dramatic relationship between the main characters.

The word that Johnny uses for courage is jigar.
"Jigar" literally means "liver" in Hindustani, but it also means by extension "the innards, the vital organs"; figuratively, it can mean "the innermost things" or in an abstract way "one's courage (guts) or stamina".
Jigar can sometimes be interpreted as "heart" especially in a romantic context. That said, in this song the protagonist is clearly looking for his lost courage rather than his lost heart (unless "heart" is also understood in the sense of "courage, enthusiasm, presence of mind" or the other meanings discussed above).

The song ends when the rest of the office clerks come back from their lunch break; they see Johnny and Julie in their mock search under a table, and laugh at them.

The lyrics of this song were written by the Urdu poet Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music was composed by O.P. Nayyar. This duo also created all the other songs of the film "Mr. and Mrs. '55".

The singers are Mohammed Rafi for the male parts and Geeta Dutt for the female parts, both very prominent Bollywood playback singers at the time.