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Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa (Why does your daughter cry O father )
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa
Ey kalapi, Bitiya kalapi, Kahein kalapi, baabaa (Why does your daughter cry O father)
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa

Kalapi kalapi kahe bitiyaa e baabaa, (Why does your daughter cry O father)
kalapi kalapi kahe bitiyaa e babaa, (Why does your daughter cry O father)
aisan kaisan dharam hamaar, (What sort of duty is this of mine)
aisan kaisan bhaag humaar, (what sort of fate)
aisan kaisan dharam hamaar,
aisan kaisan bhaag humaar,

Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa (Why does your daughter cry O father )
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa
Ey kalapi, Bitiya kalapi, Kahein kalapi, baabaa (Why does your daughter cry O father )
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa

Verse 1:
torey khoontey ke main gaiyaa, (I am the cow tied to your house)
Kaahein bhejloo dusare duwaare (Why did you send me to another)
Rahleen hum bagiyaa ke fulawaa, (I was the flower in the garden)
dihalaa Kaahein humkaa bigaadi (Why did you deform me)
Tulsi main tohrey anganaa kay, (I was the tulsi / basil of your courtyard)
Kaahein fekalaa humkaa ukhaari, (Why did you uproot me and throw me away)
Kaahein hamaraa dukkh na jokhe, (Why didn't you understand my pain)
Dukh ke maathey dukhway bojhe, (Sorrow befalls existing sorrow)
Bidaa bidaayi mein na hamari, (May not these farewell rituals)
Umar na sagari katt jaaye, (Make my whole life go waste)

Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa
Ey kalapi, Bitiya kalapi, Kahein kalapi, baabaa
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa

Verse 2:
gharwaa duwarwaa pochaleen, (I have been sweeping and mopping the whole house)
pherleen Artan bartan juthiyaa, (I've been cleaning dirty vessels)
Siyaleen puraleen jodaleen banauleen, (And sewing and mending torn clothes)
Dora karejwaa ke chitkal kaise,
sonaa chaani na mahal ataari, (Neither gold nor silver nor a large house)
dedaa Bakhraa mein charan ke matiya, (Just give me the dust of your feet)
ek lugari tann pe saate, (Just a piece of cloth to cover my body)
jaise taise beet betaake, (Somehow, life goes on)
cheena bataayin batore mein hamri, (With the snatching, sharing and collecting of ours)
jeevan gagari na foot jaaye, (May the pot that is our life, not break)

Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa,
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa,
Ey kalapi, Bitiya kalapi, Kahein kalapi, baabaa,
Ey kalapi, kahein kalapi, bitiya kalapi, baabaa,

Kalapi kalapi kahe bitiyaa e baabaa,
kalapi kalapi kahe bitiyaa e babaa,
aisan kaisan dharam hamaar,
aisan kaisan bhaag humaar,
aisan kaisan dharam hamaar,
aisan kaisan bhaag humaar,

kalapi kalapi kalapi baaba,
kalapi kalapi kalapi baaba,
kalapi kalapi kalapi baaba, baba

kalapi kalapi kalapi eybaba,
kalapi kalapi kalapi baba,
kalapi kalapi kalapi baba, baba
baba kalapi kalapi,
baba kalapi kalapi,
baba kalapi kalapi,

Song Info

Song Info: This song matches Clinton’s extremely catchy tunes and couples it with Kailash Kher’s penchant for meaningful lyrics (written by Manoj Yadav). An unconventional jam of a hindi poem set over a reggae groove, a tune like this doesn’t happen very often!

Credits:
Composer/Producer: Clinton Cerejo
Composition: Produced & Composed by Clinton Cerejo
Singer: Kailash Kher
Lyrics: Manoj Yadav
Guitar: Clinton Cerejo
Drums: Lindsay D'mello
Guitar: Nyzel D'lima
Guitar: Warren Mendonsa
Keys: Beven Fonseca
Keys: Aman Mahajan
Bass: Rushad Mistry
Dholak: Hanif Dafrani and Aslam Dafrani
Backing Vocalists: Dawn Cordo, Murishka Dcruz, Ardelia Dcruz, Garth Dmello
Feat. Musicians:
Horn Section: Rhys Sebastian (Alto Sax), Ramon Ibrahim (Trombone), Anand Vaity (Tenor Sax), Agnelo Piccardo (Trumpet)
Mixed By: Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London
Mastered By: Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London

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