Saturday, October 11, 2008

Tailor-made lyrics

So today was one of those days when you hear a song and an old memory associated with the song suddenly rushes at you. The song in question was 'Mere haathon mein nau nau choodiyan hain' from Chandni, and I can't quite remember where exactly I heard it today. (Could be my head actually, can't rule that out, happens quite a bit).

The important thing is how it suddenly reminded me of Piya. Piya, our neighbour's 5-year-old daughter. She would be a teenager now, but back then, she was the tiniest and cutest kid in the neighbourhood. Mom had a special friendship with her and she'd be forever seen at our home. So once, during my summer holidays, I heard her attempt to sing, 'Mere haathon mein nau nau choodiyan hain' and thought to myself, "Ah! Here's a good holiday project!" (Yes, yes, you can say it. Geek of the highest order.)

So I took it upon myself to teach Piya how to sing the full song, and eventually do a 'show' for Mom. Initially, she struggled with the lyrics, and although she had perfected the mukhda, she would often forget the first lines of the antaras 'Mere darzi se aaj meri jung ho gayi' and 'Mere ghutnon se lambi meri choti hai'.

After weeks of practice, I decided she was ready. So off we trotted to Mom, and I said, "Mom, Piya has a surprise item for you." Mom was indeed very pleasantly surprised when Piya started singing. She sounded unbelievably awesome.

So when she got to the antara, I crossed my fingers that she wouldn't forget the lines this time.

She didn't.

In fact, she remembered the words of both the lines that she used to forget.

However, a little technical error happened, which made Mom and me explode into hysterical laughter.

"Mere darzi se lambi meri choti hai..." sang Piya, very earnestly.



15 comments:

Illuminatus said...

Hahaha....nice one.....

BTW my first ever GOLD!!!!

Beena said...

LOL, very funny :)

s.H.a.S.h.I said...

hahaha.. nice one.. .ya kids can be really funny... btw nice blog..

sunshine said...

This reminds me of the same song sung by our neighbor's son who used to add "oo" after words, so would sing something like-

Mere haathoooon mein nau nau choodiyan hai
Thoda thairoon sajan majbooriyan hai

Bivas said...

'Mere Ghutnon se Aaj Meri Jung Ho Gayi!!!'
that's what the mix up would make the second line sound like, isn't it...totally arthritic ;-)

Urv said...

Hehehehe.. Btw, bichare bachhon pe zulm mat karo Bhai :P

I claim silver :D

mythalez said...

lol ... and what an 'apt' title :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

:-)
What is the meaning of this "face in the crowd" label/flavour? :)

Stupidosaur said...

achchha 'sila' diya gana piya ne aapki mehnat ka. :)

That line is result of lot of technical errors in the song

"Achchha sila diya tuney (assumed to be piya of the heroine) mere pyaar ka"

Stupidosaur said...

Anyways may such 'choti' 'choti' batoon ka sil'sila' continue in your life ;)

Nidhi said...

Really Cute and Very Funny :)

Kids have their own special ways of making us smile :)

santasizing...Fantasizing said...

this indeed is funny!!
and this suggests..having a fully falty lyrics competition at the bar..and the one who does the max tod -fod on the lyrics..gets d best bewda award!!
:D:D:D

anshuj said...

And I thought it was only my husband who could turn the lyrics "Badli se chhup ke zara, chanda bhi dekhe yahan, mukhda mere yaar ka" on their head to sing "Badli se chhup ke zara, chanda bhi dekhe yahan, lafda mere yaar ka", Oh man!!! I could have died laughing.

Sayesha said...

#Illuminatus,
Congrats on the sona! :D

#Beena,
:)

#Shashi,
Thanks. :)

#Sunshine,
:)

#Bivas,
ROTFL!!!!!!!!!! Never thought of that! Arthritic! Hahahaha! :D

#Urv,
:P

#Mythalez,
Haha! :D

#Ipanema Girl,
The flavour is for all the people who have stood out in the crowd and touched my life in some way. :)

#Stupid,
Ya allah! Tu sudhar ja re Stupidosaur!

#Nidhi,
:)

#Santa fanta,
Oooh now that is a good idea! :D

#Anshuj,
Hahahahaha! :D

Pinku said...

awesome....hope Piya reads this and comes after you...the again perhaps she does like to keep her hair wrapped around the darzi 'designer' by now.