Amma puch di, sun dhiya meri e, dhubari itni tu kya kar hoyi ho
The mother asks her daughter, what is it that worries you (why do you look so skinny)
Paarli baniya, mor jo bole ho, amma ji ine more nindara gavayi ho
(Daughter says) The calls of the peacock in the neighboring forest are not letting me sleep
Sadh le bandukhi jo, Sadh le shikari jo, dhiye bhala eta more maar giraana ho
(Mother) Lets call the gunman, lets call the hunter, and lets get this peacock killed
Morni maarna, morni gavaana ho, ho amma jee eta more pinjara puvaana ho
(Daughter) Killing the peacock would mean losing it, we should just put it in a cage
Kuthi janda chandra ma, kuthi jaande tare ho, oh amma jee kuthi jaande dilaan de pyaare ho
(Daugher) Where does moon go, where do the stars go, o mother where do the ones we love disappear
Chupi janda chandra ma, chupi jaande tare ho, ho dhiye bhala naiyo chupde dilaan de pyaare ho
(Mother) The moon hides and so do the stars, o daugher but those we love never go anywhere.
Another folk song by Mohit chauhan (Morni), this one from the album Pehchaan. There is more to the lyrics than meets the eye. This little girl knows killing the peacock would mean losing it. She knows that destroying is not the equivalent of conquering. One must aim at solving a problem that is worrisome instead of fighting it.
Another way of looking at it which ties the whole song together is that in life loved ones will never leave your side no matter what. They are precious. So if there is friction, compromising or moving away is better than putting an end to the relationship all together. Well that is just my take on the song, it could just be as simple as it sounds. I think I have started to over think everything I read these days. Should take a break! 🙂
Disclaimer : The previous disclaimer still holds. I am no expert in pahadi languages, this is just from my knowledge of hindi words and reading the meaning of the song posted in a few other websites. This is a folk song from himachal pradesh. If you are from Himachal Pradesh or you know Himachali I would love to know the meanings of the word dhubari, paarli, sadh le and puvaana 🙂
(On second thoughts, why would a person who knows Himachali look for the meaning of a Himachali song anyway :))