940. Rafi’s Peppy Songs: haseenoN se toh bas saahaab…

Edwina Violette, Prolific Bollywood Club Dancer of ’60’s.

Movie: USTADON KE USTAD (1963)
Music: Ravi
Lyrics: Asad Bhopali.

Peppy Song of Rafi: haseenoN se toh bas saahab…
Roman Transliteration/English Translation of the Urdu-Hindi Lyrics:

haseenoN se  toh bas…. Saahab salamat… duur kee 
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee dostee achchhee….
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee…
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK!

haseenoN se  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee 
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee, dostee achchhee,
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK,

haseenoN se,  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee 
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee, dostee achchhee,
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK,

haseenoN se,  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee
achchhee…
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR,  IS OK !

peele chehre haiN magar, un pe lipistik powDar,
PALE ARE THE FACES, BUT SMEARED WITH LIPSTICK
AND POWDER, 

caarToonoN  kee  taraah, Aa rahe haiN yeh nazar,
THEY LOOK AS IF THEY HAVE COME OUTTA COMIC BOOKS!

yeh haiN shamme-anjuman,
HERE’S THE LIGHT OF THE PARTY!

dekho in kaa baank-pan,
WATCH HER CONCEIT,

Husn kee tauheen hai, ad-khule in ke badan,
‘TIS AN AFFRONT TO BEAUTY – THEIR SEMI-NAKED BODIES!

na in kaa pyaar achchhaa hai, na in kee be-rukhee
achchhee,
NEITHER THEIR LOVE, NOR INDIFFERENCE IS OK!

haseenoN se,   toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee, dostee achchhee,
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK,

haseenoN se,  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee
achchhee…
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR,  IS OK! 

in kee soorat dekh kar, in kee haalat dekh kar,
LOOKING AT THEIR FACES, THEIR CONDITIONS,

muskuraa denge huzoor, aap bhee muNh pher kar,
YOU TOO, SIR, WILL TURN AWAY YOUR FACE AND SNEER!  

yeh toh apne aap kee, Khud uRaate haiN haNsee,
THEY THEMSELVES HAVE BECOME THE BUTT OF RIDICULE!

is tamaashe ke siwaa kuchh naheeN yeh zindagee,
BUT FOR THIS SPECTACLE,  NOTHING ELSE IS THIS LIFE!

andhere jis se sharmaayeN, naheeN woh raushnee
achchhee,
THE LIGHT THAT SHAMES THE DARKNESS IS NOT OK!

haseenoN se,   toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee, dostee achchhee,
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee,
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK,

haseenoN se  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee 
achchhee,
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR, IS OK,

na in kee, dostee achchhee,
NEITHER IS THEIR FRIENDSHIP OK, 

na in kee dushmani achchhee
NOR IS THEIR ENMITY OK,

haseenoN se,  toh bas saahab, salamat duur kee 
achchhee.
GREETING THE BELLES FROM A DISTANCE, SIR,  IS OK !

NASIR
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