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Guitar Chords: Ala Barfi

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Guitar

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]

Guitar Chords: Zindagi kaisi hai paheli (Anand)

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Guitar

A tribute to Rajesh Khanna, the soulful melody.

[CHORUS]
C                            G
Zindagi ...kaisi hai paheli, haaye
               F                C
Kabhi to hansaaye kabhi ye rulaaye
x2

C                     F
Kabhi dekho man nahi jaage 
                         C
peechhe peechhe sapno ke bhaage
x2

C               G
Ek din sapno ka raahi 
                      F        C
chalaa jaaye sapno ke aage kaha

[CHORUS]
Zindagi...

C                    F
Jinhone sajaaye yaha mele 
                     C
sukh-dukh sang-sang jhele
x2

C                   G
Wahi chunkar khaamoshi 
                F       C
yu chali jaaye akele kaha

[CHORUS]
Zindagi...

Strumming Pattern

Down Down Up … Up

In “chalaa jaaye sapno ke aage kaha”, the C chord has to be struck just once – down stroke, Same for “yu chali jaaye akele kaha”. Alternatively you can ignore strumming after G chord and just strum F chord once followed by last down stroke of C chord giving the “talk” feel.

Guitar Chords – O Re Chiraiya – Satyamev Jayte show

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Guitar

At the end of the touching episode on female foeticide, Swanand Kirkire with his self composed song O re Chiraiya sung a heart melting song with Ram Sampath.

Key – G

Those who want a cleaner chord, could use C instead of C9 – C9 is just easier to play, but Cmajor sounds better.

O Ri Chiraiya, Nanhi si chidiya
G       C9   G            C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
            D         G
O Ri Chiraiya, Nanhi si chidiya
G       C9   G            C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
            D         G

Andhiyara.. hai ghana
Em                 G
Aur lahu se sana
      C       D

Kirno ke tinke, ambar se chunn ke
G         C9  G             C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
             D         G
Humne tujhpe hazaaro sitham hai kiye
G             C9        D          G
Humne tujhpe jahaa bhar ke zulm kiye
G             C9        D          G
Humne socha nahi, Tu jo udh jaayegi
G             C         D          G
Ye zameen tere bin sooni reh jaayegi
G             C         D          G
Kiske dum pe sajega mera angana
G       C9     D      C      D

O Ri Chiraiya, Meri chiraiya
G       C9   G            C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
             D        G

Tere pankho mein saare sitare jadhu
G             C9        D          G
Teri chunar thanak setha satrangi bhunu
G             C9        D          G
Tere kaajal mein main, kaali raina bharu
G             C         D          G
Teri mehandi mein main, kachi dhoopa malu
G             C              D          G
Tere naino sajaa doon naya sapna
G           D          C       D

O Ri Chiraiya, Meri chiraiya
G       C9   G            C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
             D        G
O Ri Chiraiya, Nanhi si chidiya
G       C9   G            C9   G
Angana mein phir aaja re
            D         G

O Ri Chiraiya
G          C9

Chords: Hai apna dil toh awara

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Guitar

A cousin gifted me a harmonica, and my mama/uncle played an old song hai apna dil toh awara. And I was caught – how could’ve I missed playing this song on a guitar, besides trying to play it on harmonica / mouth organ.

This sweet song just rolls in the key of G, with simple 3 major chords in it, Gmaj, Dmaj and Cmaj

G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.
G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.

Verse 1:
G
Haseenon ne bulayaa, gale se bhee lagaya,
D                 C               G
Bahut samajhaya, yahi naa samajhaa,
G
Haseenon ne bulayaa, gale se bhee lagaya,
D                 C               G
Bahut samajhaya, yahi naa samajhaa,

G                          D
Bahut bholaa hain bechaaraa,
         C             G
Na jaane kis pe aayegaa.
G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.

Verse 2:
G
Ajab hay deewana, na dwar na thikana,
D                 C             G
Zameen se begana, falak se judaa.
G
Ajab hay deewana, na dwar na thikana,
D                 C             G
Zameen se begana, falak se judaa.
G                   D
Ye ek toota hua tara,
         C             G
Na jaane kis pe aayegaa.
G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.

Verse 3:
G
Zamana dekhaa sara, hain sab kaa sahara,
D                 C             G
Ye dil hi humara, hua na kise ka,
G
Zamana dekhaa sara, hain sab kaa sahara,
D                 C             G
Ye dil hi humara, hua na kise ka,
G                         D
Safar mein hain ye banjara,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.
G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.

Verse 4:
G
Hua jo kabhi raazi, to mila naheen kaazi,
D                     C             G
Janhaa pe lagi baazi, waheen pe hara,
G
Hua jo kabhi raazi, to mila naheen kaazi,
D                     C             G
Janhaa pe lagi baazi, waheen pe hara,
G                      D
Zaamane bhar ka naakara,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.
G                          D
Hai apanaa dil, to aawaaraa,
          C             G
Naa jaane kis pe aayegaa.

Strumming pattern

The pattern is Down, Up, Down, Down, Down. In the verse and in the chords, the last chord – G is just struck once (down) to end the pattern of G D C G.