Jugni!

haan main jugni da sajnaa jugni…
haan main jugni de marna jugni…

i am sure very less people know about jugni. jugni actually is a firefly. jugni is actually a imaginary character in punjabi folk songs. i have no clue when was this character brought to life but i am sure she is very old. you might have heard jugni very frequently  in bollywood movies which have punjabi songs. jugni there means an imaginery character which is often an silent observer or humorous one but always has a touching observation.

i too have heard a lot of jugni songs. but the jugni song that i have loved always is the one from a bollywood movie, “oye lucky, lucky oye..” do i need to mention about abhay deol’s big part in this movie? it might have not done the good at box office but i still liked it. the first two lines above are from this movie’s jugni song. if you have never heard about this jugni, you have missed some thing good. there are actually 3 jugni songs in this movie.

this song comes in the movie where lucky is running through a lot of hard time. his bijness not going through good phase and his girl also seems to be leaving him. i think i should watch the movie once again. bad memory. i like the music of this one and the way it has been written.

some of my favorite lines from jugni are below…

mainu kal na chhad ke jaandi oye…
fir baaja maar bulaundi oye…
o jugni haa na, haa na,
kuch na kehndi hoye…
o jugni aaja aaja,
hath na aundi aye…

jugni left him yesterday and moved ahead. today she is playing baaja (mouth organ) to call him… neither jugni says yes nor jugni says a no to him… come here jugni, come here… i can never catch you….

mainu jhooth bol ke jaundi hai…
mainu jhooth bol ke jaundi hai…

phir jhootha mainu banaundi hai…

jugni lies to me and tells me a liar…

mainu saari raat jagaundi aye…
aa sapne bade dikhaundi aye…
mainu saari raat jagaundi aye…
aa sapne bade dikhaundi aye…
o jugni ok sho k khel rachaundi hai…

jugni keeps me awake all night and shows me big dreams… while she plans various games to play with my life…

saanu kaat gayi,
saanu baat gayi,
saanu chhaat gayi,
tu jugni jugni…
jugni jugni…
tu jugni jugni…
mainu maar gayi…

she bit me, divided me, filtered me and then killed me… jugni jugni…

tu yaar meri,
tu pyaar meri,
tu jugni jugni…
tu jugni jugni
tu jugni jugni…

you are my friend jugni, you are my love… jugni jugni…

naa jeene tu mainu dendi hai,
naa marne tu mainu dendi hai…
o jugni tapp tapp tapp tapp,
khoon bahaundi aye…

you don’t allow me to live and you don’t allow me to die. you let my blood flow drop by drop… like living while dying or dying while living…

there are intense emotions expressed with simple words and mild emotions throughout the song. listen to it once when you are alone, you would find that factor which i might have not described in words here…

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