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Aug
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Garhwali, Swish Folk Songs and American Pop Song criticizing Rural Life

Garhwali, Swish Folk Songs and American PopSong criticizing Rural Life

Bhishma Kukreti

Day before, this author gotopportunity to meet eminent surgeons Dr. Vimal Nautiyal and Dr Nawani of Dehradun and Dr Jagdish Chandra Burakoti OfPithoragarh. in Mumbai.

It is a way lifeof migrated Uttarakhandi that when migrated Uttarakhandi (from hills) meet theydefinitely talk about the diminishing position of villages, agricultural landchanging into forest land, alcoholism and empty villages. We all also discussedabout hills of Uttarakhand.

There wassubject of ‘Remigration Concept’ in discussion for a while too.

After meetingwith famous surgeons of their regions, Ithought much about remigration of migrated Uttarakhandis to their villages.However, it is just a dream for migrated Uttarakhandis to re-migrate to their villages.

The Psych of Hill People is Against Settling in Hill Villages

Remigrationtowards hills by migrated Uttarakhandis is just not possible because thepeoples psych is against settling in hill villages. The following two Garhwali(Indian) folk songs of sixties are the strong proof that people want to settlein urban areas.

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पितैजी

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी

उख पाड़ी लोग खराब होंदन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी उख पाड़ी लोग खराब होंदन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी

उख फाणु मा बाड़ी खान्दन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी उख फाणु मा बाड़ी खान्दन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी

उख मा बैणि की गाळी दीन्दन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी उख मा बैणि की गाळी दीन्दन

मेको पाड़ नि दीण पिताजी उख पाड़ी लोग खराब होंदन

Dad! Don’tMarry Me in Hills

Dad! Don’t marry me in hills, Dad! Don’t marry me in hills

Bad are the people in hills, there

Dad! Don’t marry mein hills, Dad! Don’t marry me in hills

Dad! Don’t marry me in hills, there

Their food is Fanu and Badi in hills, there

Dad! Don’t marry me in hills, Dad! Don’t marryme in hills

Dad!Don’t marry me in hills, there

Theirlanguage is filthy in hills, there

Dad! Don’t marry me in hills, Dad! Don’t marryme in hills

In the above Garhwali folk song, the migratedUttarakhandi girl is requesting her father not to marry her in hills. Thereason, she says that the villagers are not gentle, they use dirty (uncivilized) language, they take meal of Fanu-Badi an ethnic food. The word ‘Ukh’ (there)of very famous Garhwali folk song ofsixties and seventies is clear that the migrated people are far more betterthan the people of hill-villages.the folk songs are nothing but the mirror ofpeople’s perception and the song shows the people’s perception in settling inplains of India than in Pahad (Hills)

हे ज्योरू ! हे ज्योरू ! मीन दिल्ली जाण

कब आलो ह्यूंद मंगसिर मैना , हे ज्योरू ! हे ज्योरू ! मीन दिल्ली जाण

मीन दिल्ली जाण

प्यायी सिगरेट फींकी चिल्ला प्यायी सिगरेट फींकी चिल्ला

घुमणो को जाणो मीन लाल किल्ला

घुमणो को जाणो मीन लाल किल्ला

कब आलो ह्यूंद मंगसिर मैना , हे ज्योरू ! हे ज्योरू ! मीन दिल्ली जाण

मीन दिल्ली जाण

होटल की रुट्टी उक्खि खाण

आलू प्याज कू बणाई साग , घुमणो क जाण मीन करोल बाग़

घुमणो क जाण मीन करोल बाग़

हे ज्योरू ! हे ज्योरू ! मीन दिल्ली जाण, आलू गोभी की भुज्जी उखी खाण

आलू गोभी की भुज्जी उखी खाण

कब आलो ह्यूंद मंगसिर मैना , हे ज्योरू ! हे ज्योरू ! मीन दिल्ली जाण

Mother in Law! I’ll MakeMy Delhi Tour

When comes Winter, Mother in Law! I’ll make my Delhi Tour,

Mother in Law! I’ll make my DelhiTour

Fill the bottles, fill the bottles, willdine daily at hotels

Ships at the Port, Ships at the Port, there I‘ll visit Red Fort

There I‘ll visit RedFort

When comes Winter, Mother in Law! I’ll make my Delhi Tour

Alam Bag , Alam Bag , I shall wander in Karol Bag

I shall wander inKarol Bag

When comes Winter, Mother in Law! I’ll make my Delhi Tour

Cauliflower unavailable here, will enjoy potato-cauliflower there.

will enjoypotato-cauliflower there

When comes Winter, Mother in Law! I’ll make my Delhi Tour

The above Garhwali folk songis also a statement of perceiving urban regions being better than rural life.The Garhwali song clearly voice for urban life and rejecting rural life

EsBuurebueblimani nid (I don’t like farmer’s boy)

(A Swiss -German language Children Song)

I don’t like a farmer’s boy

That shows when you look at me –yuhe

I don’t like a farmer’s boy

That shows when you look at me –yuhe

It has to be one, quite handsome and nice

Mustn’t have faults-yuhe

It has to be one, quite handsome and nice

Fidri Fidra fidirallala, fidirallala,fidirallala

It has to beone, quite handsome and nice

Mustn’t have faults-yuhe

And gentleman’s sons without faults

Don’t exist- yuhe

And gentleman’s sons without faults

Don’t exist- yuhe

Theabove song is famous traditional children song of Switzerland of Germanspeaking people in the country. The Swish folk song also insulting the farmer’sson as done in Garhwali folk song ‘Meko paad ni Deen ..’

The song ‘Not Bad For A Good Ole Boy’ praises City Lifeagainst Village Life

There is a song ‘Not Bad For a Good Ole Boy’in a music Album ‘Dusky Drake’ . Dusty Drake wrote lyric. The lyric praisesurban life in comparison to rural life.

The lines are as

He was never voted ‘most likely to succeed ‘

……

And now he is a foreman and he’s home each night by five

Not bad for a farmer’s son

Pretty good for where he comes from

The above Pop songis an American pop song. The song praises the urban life against rural life. Thewhole song indirectly provides message that the urban life has variousadvantages than rural life.

The abovefour songs of different countries (Garhwal, India, Switzerland and America) and different culture are confirmation thattoday, the people prefer the urban settlement than being in rural areas.

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