Guitar Chords: Ala Barfi

This earthly song from Barfi! movie strikes the chord with the seventies and early eighties. Those who have heard the Murphy radio with their grand parents would relate much better. I prefer the Swanand Kirkire rendition with vocals coming straight through the heart.

Strumming Pattern

There are around 3 basic strumming patterns in this song. One for the normal stanzas and other two for stanza ending and chorus.

  1. Normal Song (pattern1): D DU(muted) D DU(muted)
  2. Ghus fus ghus fus (pattern2): D(muted) U(muted) D(muted) U(muted) D(ring and mute) D(ring and mute). Typically G(down) G(up) G(down) G(up) G(down) G(up) G(ring) wait and C(ring). Pattern stays same for “kabhi na rukta ye re..”
  3. Khur khur pattern: Play same as Ghus fus but the C chord and D chord has to be strung only once
    like G(D) G(U) G(D) G(U) G(D) G(U) C(single downstroke) D(single downstroke)
[pattern1]
O..o..ye..
G
Aankhon hi aankhon mein kare baatein
G                  C         D  
Gupchup gupchup gupchup hoyi
G                       C
Ghus fus fus fus fus
G
O..o..ye..
G
Khwaabon ki nadi mein Khaaye gote
G                C           D

[pattern2]
Gud gud gud gud gud gud hoye
G                       C
Bud bud bud bud bud bud (Repeat once)
G

[pattern1]
Ala ala matwala barfi
G       C       D
Panv pada mota chala barfi
G         C          D
Raaton ka hai ye ujaala barfi
G             C         D

[pattern3]
Ghumshum ghumshum hi machaye Yeh toh footpath
G                                    C   D
Khur khur khur khur 
G
khurafati kare non-stop (Hoye)
[pattern2]
G              C   D
Khur khur khur khur (Hoye)
G                   C
Bud bud bud bud (Hoye)
G                C
Gud gud gud maula iss se bachai le
G                        C      D
Khur khur khur khur (Hoye)
G                    C
Bud bud bud bud (Hoye) 
G                C
Gud gud gud maula iss se bachai le
G                        C      D

[pattern1]
Hey..
G
Aankhon hi aankhon mein kare baatein
G                  C         D
(Gupchup gupchup gup) hoyi
G                     C
Ghus fus fus fus
G
O..o..ye..
G
Khwaabon ki nadi mein Khaaye gote
[pattern1]
G                C           D
(Gud gud gud gud) hoye
G                 C
(Bud bud bud bud)
G

[pattern1 but without playing the last rigning chord, played more in continuous motion]
Kabhi na rukta re
G
Kabhi na tham tha re
C
Gham jo dikha usse
D
Khushiyon ki thokar maare
                    G
Palko ki harmuniya
G
Naino ki gaa re saare
C
Dhadkan ki rhythm pe ye
D
Gaata jaaye gaane pyaare
                    G


Bhola na shamjho ye
C
Chaalu khiladi hai bada bada
                   D
He..yeye..

Suraj se uljha dega marega
C
Phoonk aise top talaiya pipal chaiyya
D
Har kuche ki aisi taisi

[CHORUS]
(Barfi Barfi tu hai meri..)

[pattern1]
Barfi jab amma ji ki Kokh mein tha soya
G
Amman ne murfi ka Radio mangaya
C
Murfi munna jaisa lalla
G            C      D
Amma ka tha sapna
              G
Munna jab haule halue Duniya mein aaya
G
Baba ne Ceylon wala station lagayaa
C
Radio on hua amma off hui
G          C          D
Toota har sapna
            G

O..o..ye..
G
Munna mute.. hi aansu bahaye
G               C         D

[pattern2]
(Chik chik chik) haye
G                 C
[pattern1]
O..o..ye.. Munna jhunjhuna sun bhi na paye
G                          C           D
[pattern2]
(Jhun jhun jhun jhun) haye (Jhun jhun jhun jhun)
G                     C    G

[pattern1]
Ala ala matwala barfi
G          C       D
Panv pada mota chala barfi
G           C           D
Raaton ka hai ye ujaala barfi
G                 C        D

[pattern3]
Ghumshum ghumshum hi machaye Yeh toh footpath
G                                    C     D
Khur khur khur khur khurafati kare non-stop (Hoye)
G                                  C   D
[pattern2]
Khur khur khur khur (Hoye)
G                     C
Bud bud bud bud (Hoye)
G                 C
Gud gud gud maula iss se bachai le
G                        C       D
Khur khur khur khur (Hoye)
G                     C
Bud bud bud bud (Hoye)
G                  C
Gud gud gud maula iss se bachai le
G                        C       D 

[CHORUS]
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