Boro Bedonar Moto Bejechho (As You Strum My Heartstrings)

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A Tagore (1861-1941) Painting

 

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Rabindra-Sangeet (Tagore Song): Boro Bedonar Moto Bejechho (As you Strum My Heartstrings)

Composed: 27th Ashard, 1300 (10th July, 1893)

Category: Prem (Love)

 

Bengali Lyrics:

 

বড়ো বেদনার মতো বেজেছ তুমি হে আমার প্রাণে,

মন যে কেমন করে মনে মনে তাহা মনই জানে॥

     তোমারে হৃদয়ে ক’রে    আছি নিশিদিন ধ’রে,

          চেয়ে থাকি আঁখি ভ’রে মুখের পানে॥

বড়ো সুখে, বড়ো দুখে, বড়ো অনুরাগে রয়েছি জাগি।

     এ জন্মের মতো আর    হয়ে গেছে যা হবার,

          ভেসে গেছে মন প্রাণ মরণ টানে॥

 

The Song in English Script:

 

Boro bedonar moto bejechho tumi he amar prane,

Mon je kamon kore mone mone taha mon i jane.

           Tomare hridoye kore    achhi nishidin dhore,

                Cheye thaki aankhi bhore mukher pane.

Boro shukhe, boro dukhe, boro onurage royechhi jagi.

     e jonmer moto aar     hoye gachhe ja hobar,

                Bheshe gacche mon pran moron tane. 

 

The Song in English Translation:

 

As you strum on my heartstrings my soul is deeply sore,

How that feels only the fervent heart knows.

      I hold you within    all night and day

       With all my heart at your face I gaze.

In elation, in heartache, in endearment I am awake.

   In this life     that came off what was destined

   To sweep away this heart and soul towards ruin.    

 

Translated by Sumana Roy

 

The Song is Here sung by Rezwana Choudhury Bannya

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3 comments on “Boro Bedonar Moto Bejechho (As You Strum My Heartstrings)

  1. In this life that came off what was destined
    To sweep away this heart and soul towards ruin.

    The strumming can have a profound effect on the being as one is in an emotional state. More so when the endearment enters realms of reality. It can be somewhat a testy experience.

    Hank

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