Bholay Bhalay

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bhōlē-bhālē
Oh, Naïve One!
00 :00
bhōlē-bhālē, bhōlē-bhālē, bhōlē-bhālē
Oh, naïve one, naïve one, naïve one!
00 :47
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐, mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐ 
kartē haiṁ kaisī naī bāt 
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Oh, my naïve, naïve lover!
What new things you are doing!
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01 :08
aisē pakṛē dil  cōr
jaisē machlī kām̐ṭā ḍōr
ham-rāhī aisē jaisē kōī mām̐jhī calē sāth 
Such a thief, he grabs the heart
as thread and fishing hook do to fish
such is my companion, like some steerman with my wishes!
01 :19
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐, mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐ 
kartē haiṁ kaisī naī bāt 
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Oh, my naïve, naïve lover!
What new things you are doing!
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02 :05
saiyām̐  bōlī bōlēṁ hōṁṭ rasīlē
nainōṁ  bātēṁ kartē nain naśīlē
bālī yah chēṛēṁ mōrī
khīṁcnē yah man  ḍōrī
dēkhō kaisē haiṁ raṁgrēz
sārē raṁg haiṁ inkē tēz
rab jānē kaisī hai yah rāzōṁ vālī mulāqāt 
My succulent lips speak my lover's language
Intoxicating eyes, talk with my lover's eyes
He caresses this ear-ring (of mine),
he pulls the string of this heart (of mine)
See what a colorist/dyer he is,
all his colors are so sharp!
Oh, God knows what kind of secretive encounter this is!
02 :36
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐, mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐ 
kartē haiṁ kaisī naī bāt 
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Oh, my naïve, naïve lover!
What new things you are doing!
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04 :21
saiyām̐  pūrī kar  ās milan 
ciṁgārī bhaṛkī hai yah prēm agan 
vaisē  har jag mēṁ haiṁ
utrē vah  rag rag mēṁ  haiṁ
bām̐dhī hai saiyām̐  yūm̐ ḍōr lagan 
My beloved has fulfilled my desire for a reunion,
the spark of this love has been inflamed
in a manner that they are present in the whole world
and they descend on every fiber (of me)
and fastened me to my beloved in such a way, the strings of attachment
04 :41
cāhē din  cāhē rain
vahī man  haiṁ sukh cain
lāgē aisē jaisē  unkē hāthōṁ mēṁ  mērā hāth 
Be it day, be it night
only he himself is the peace of my heart
It feels as if my hand were in his
04 :52
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐, mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐ 
kartē haiṁ kaisī naī bāt 
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Oh, my naïve, naïve lover!
What new things you are doing!
[all stanza x2]
05 :13
aisē pakṛēṁ dil  cōr
jaisē machlī kām̐ṭā ḍōr
ham-rāhī aisē jaisē kōī mām̐jhī calē sāth 
He captures the secrets of my heart
As a fishhook captures fish
It’s like my companion is a hunter and my secrets his prey!
05 :24
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐,
mōrē bhōlē-bhālē saiyām̐ 
kartē haiṁ kaisī naī bāt 
[all stanza x2]
My naïve, naïve lover,
Oh, my naïve, naïve lover!
What new things you are doing!
[all stanza x2]

Bholay Bhalay (Hindi: भोले-भाले, Urdu: بھولے~بھالے) "Innocent", "Naïve", is a song written by the Urdu lyricsit Sabir Zafar.

It was featured in 2016 at the season 9 of the Pakistani musical TV show Coke Studio.

The music for the song was composed by Shani Arshad, and in that occasion it was sung by Meesha Shafi, with an introduction using Arshad's synthesized voice.