Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale Lyrics
Little by little, the charkha spins over time.
WORD – Chappa – Part.
Charkha is a “Spinning Wheel” which was a symbol of integrity as well as of the Indian Independence Movement. It represents self-sufficiency, unity, prosperity and continuous movement.
Lyricist, Gulzar depicts how this wheel moves slowly over time, instigating a sense of nationalism in every heart and in every nook and corner that is crosses.
Bauni bauni beriyon tale
Yaara be yaara be yaara be
Aa ni aa pardesiya
Hey Gori chatkori jo katori se khilaati thi
Jumme ke jumme jo surme lagaati thi
Kachchi munder ke tale
Your ever chattering friends under the puny Beri trees. Oh Friend! Dear friend! (Reminiscing about their Mother).
The woman who used to feed us in a white (filled with pure love) bowl with her soft hands, who used to put kohl every Friday; she lives under the thatched mud archway.
WORD- Bauni: Midget; Jumme- Fridays; Munder- thatched mud archway.
FACT - Jummah means - "Friday prayer" is a very special day in Islam. It represents people coming together to find comfort, strength and peace amongst each other. Reaffirming their faith in the higher power.
Lohe ke chimte se lipte ko maara tha
Oye beeba tera chulha jale
Chunni leke soti thi kamaal lagti thi
Pani mein jalta charaag lagti thi
Beeba teri yaad na tale
Chappa chappa charkha chale
She used to call me in the kitchen using false excuses and would hit me with Iron tongs if I dared to trouble her.
O beloved! (Remembering their Wives) May your stove keep on burning (May happiness never leave your home).
I remember how you used to sleep wrapped in your dupatta, you looked like a lamp afloat in water. Love! There is no escape from these memories. The charkha spins little by little
WORD- Mui- Excuses; Chulha- Stove, Beeba - Lady.
Under the feet of the beautiful women, the yellow Henna illuminates.