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Lyric and background history of song choli go choli

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song choli go choli and its transliteration in English with background history. Background of the song includes the place and date of the song written by Rabindranath, name of the newspaper or magazine the song was first published in and the name of the person who had prepared the notation or swaralipi. This page also contains the musical composition of song like parjaay, taal, raag and ango.

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Vocabulary used in Rabindra Sangeet for almost two and half thousand songs written by Rabindranath Tagore is huge and diverse as well. Each word used is a product of his glorious philosophic idea and poetic excellence. Matching words are coined by Rabindranath in order to express in the exact way he would have wanted and that too within a musical framework. To present a thesaurus in this rich volume of vocabulary is our endeavour and which needs to be studied in detail to reproduce the songs with accuracy.

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Parjaay: Puja (576)

Upa-parjaay: Poth

Taal: Kaharwa

Style: Baul Sur

Anga: Baul

Written on: 1915 (23 Phalgun 1321)

Published in: Sabujpatra

Collection: Phalguni

Swarabitan: 7 (Phalguni)

Notation by: Indira Debi Chowdhurani

Notes: The rythemic yet fast moving of a train car had created an emotion within Gurudev and this song was written.


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Transliteration in English

Choli go choli go jai go chole 
Pather pradip jale go gagontale  
Bajiye choli pather basi, choriye choli chaler hasi,
Rongin bason uriye choli jale sthale  
Pothik vuban bhalobase pothikjane re 
Emon sure tai se dake khane khane re 
Chaler pathe aage aage ritur ritur sohag jage,
Charon ghaye maron mare pale ale

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