Ratey Ratey (Every Night)





Rabindra-Sangeet (Tagore Song): Ratey Ratey (Every Night)

Composed: 15th Falgun, 1328 (27th Feb. 1922)

Category: Prem (Love)


Bengali Lyrics:


রাতে রাতে আলোর শিখা রাখি জ্বেলে

          ঘরের কোণে আসন মেলে ॥

বুঝি সময় হল এবার     আমার প্রদীপ নিবিয়ে দেবার—

          পূর্ণিমাচাঁদ, তুমি এলে ॥

     এত দিন সে ছিল তোমার পথের পাশে

          তোমার দরশনের আশে ।

আজ তারে যেই পরশিবে    যাক সে নিবে, যাক সে নিবে—

          যা আছে সব দিক সে ঢেলে ॥


The Song in English Script:


Ratey ratey alor shikha rakhi jwele

Ghorer kone ashon mele

Bujhi shomoy holo ebar amar pradip nibiye debar

Purnimachand, tumi ele

Ato din shey chhilo tomar pother pashey

Tomar daroshoner ashe

Aaj tare jeyi parashibe jak shey nibe, jak shey nibe

Ja achhe shob dik shey dhele


The Song in English Translation:


Every night I ignite the flame of light

      in my home corner spreading my seat.

I guess it’s time      to put out my clay lamp—

           Now that full moon, you arrive.

All these days she waited by your pathway

             to have a vision of you.

The moment you caress her tonight   no more will she radiate her light—

            Let her pour out whatever she has left.     


Translated by Sumana Roy


The Song is Here sung by Dr. Chitralekha Choudhury


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