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Lyric and background history of song ohe jibanoballabh 2

Song of Rabindranath Tagore


This page contains lyric of Tagore song ohe jibanoballabh 2 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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Parjaay: Puja O Prarthana (69)

Taal: Ektaal

Style: Kirtan

Anga: Kirtan

Written on: 1898

Swarabitan: 4

Notation by: Kangalicharan Sen

Notes: Written on 22nd April,1894.

Spending two months Rabindranath has returned from Patisar estate to Jorasanko. It was mid of March. Jyotirindranath had left Jorasanko and was living with Jyanadanandini at Park Street. Rabindranath occupied the vacant room of Kadambari Devi. His emotions ran high which produced a number of beautiful poems. These poems were include in Chitra. It had reached its cliff on tenth death anniversary of Kadambari Devi and he had penned this exceptional poem on this day to be composed in accordance with the style of Kirtan.

According to Sri Subhas Chowdhury it appears that the tune of the last stanza was composed by Indira Debi Chowdhurani

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Transliteration in English

Ohe jibonballabh, ohe sadhandurlabh,
Aami marmer katha antarbyatha kichui nahi kabo –
Sudhu jibon mon charone dinu bujhiya laho sab |
(Dinu charanatale – kotha ja chhilo dinu charanatale –
Praner bojha bujhe lao, dinu charanatale |)
Aami ki aar kabo  |
Ei sansarpathosankot oti kantakamoy hey,
Aami nirabe jaabo hridoye loye premmuroti tabo 
( Nirobe jaabo – pother knaata maanbo na, Nirobe jaabo |
  Hridoybyathay knaadbo na, Nirobe jaabo | )
 Aami ki aar kabo  |
Sukh dukh sab tuchcho korinu priyo-apriyo hey  
Tumi nijo haate jaaha sapibe taha maathay tuliya labo 
(Aami maathay labo – jaaha dibe taai maathay labo –
Sukh dukh tabo padadhuli bole maathay labo |) 
 Aami ki aar kabo  |
Aporadh jodi kore thaki pode,  naai karo jodi khama,
Tabe pranpriyo, diyo hey diyo bedona nabo nabo |
(Diyo bedona – Jodi bhalo bojho diyo bedona –
 Bichare Jodi doshi hoi diyo bedona |)
 Aami ki aar kabo  |
Tabu phelo na dure, dibasasheshe deke niyo charone – 
Tumi chhara aar ki achhe aamar mritu aandhar bhabo | 
( Niyo charane – bhober khela saara hole niyo charane –
  Din phuraile dinonath, niyo charane |)
 Aami ki aar kabo  |

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