Monday, June 28, 2010

Resham Firiri


Our tutor, Shiva, is also a talented guitar player, having taught himself during high school and college. When studies are finished, or to give the children a break, he pulls out a house guitar and leads the group through some Nepali folk songs.

Here are a few children singing Resham Firiri, one of the most popular. It's hard to meet anyone in Nepal who can't sing this song. The lyrics are below the video if you'd like to give it a try yourself.

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

Ek nale bunduk, dui nale bunduk, mirga lai take ko
Mirga lai mailey take ko hoeina maya lai daukey ko

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

KukuroLai Kuti Kuti Biralolai Suri
Timro Ra Hamro Mayapirti Dobatoma Kuri

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

Aakash ma Motor, sadak ma motor na bhaye gada cha
Yo mana jasto tiyo mana bhaye tagati gada cha

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

Saano ma sano gaiko bachho bhirai ma, Ram, Ram
Chodreh jauna sakena mailey, baru maya songhai jaum

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

Kodo charyo, makai charyo, dhan chareko chaina
Pachi, pachina au kanchi manpareko chaina.

Resham firiri, resham firiri
Udeyara jounkee dandaa ma bhanjyang
Resham firiri

No comments: