Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Tap tap topi topi

While Iam at it, I also remember the old cartoon serials that used to come in late 80s. Jungle book, Alice in wonderland, Chamatkari telephone, Taro - Dragon ka beta, Molu. And then there were children's programs, created by NFDc like Potli baba ki, Kahaniyo ka guchcha, Stories by Tabassum and so forth.

One nice part of these programs, were the title songs. Many of them were penned by Gulzar sahab, and have very simple words. The greatness of these songs can be gauged by the fact that even after 10-15 years after they were last heard on television, most of my contemporaries have these songs on there lips. Here are a few of my favourites:

Jungle Book:
Jungle jungle baat chali hai, pata chala hai
Arrey chaddi pahankar phool khila hai, phool khila hai.

Ek parinda hai sharminda, tha woh nanga
Isse to ande ke andar tha woh changa
Soch raha hai bahar aakhir kyun nikla hai?
Arrey chaddi pahankar phool khila hai phool khila hai

Jungle jungle pata chala hai
Chaddi pahankar phool khila hai
Jungle jungle pata chala hai
Chaddi pahankar phool khila hai ||


Alice in Wonderland:

Tap tap topi topi tope me jo doobe,
Pal pal farmaishen lete hai ajoobe
Ulat palat ralat salat saii
Jubilee jillette ja

Kutte pille billiyo ki muchhon ki khalasi
Taaza taaza do do pyazaa hing ting baasi
Ulat palat ralat salat saii
Jubilee jillette ja


Taro - Dragon ka beta :

Hawa mithee tu aa ja, purab se
Tufaan tu aa jaa re paschim se
Chali aa, jaldi aa jaldi aa tu aasmaan se

..... then I forgot .....

Potli baba ki :

Ghunghar wale, chhenu ale, jhunnu ka baba
Kisso ka, kahaniyo ka, geeto ka chhaba

Aaya aaya chhenu wale jhunnu ka baba
Aaya aaya chhenu wale jhunnu ka baba

Aaya re baba, Aaya

Potli me hari bhari, pariyo ke par,
Mandiro ki ghantiya, khalisao ka baag

Ghunghar wale, chhenu ale, jhunnu ka baba
Kisso ka, kahaniyo ka, geeto ka chhaba

11 Comments:

At 4:40 am, Anonymous Sonali said...

By the way...dont u have any work other than this? Singing and typing such meaningless songs...and then asking me also to read them ....!
By the way, who is "Jhinga"?
And when did u have protected sex with him/her?

 
At 5:04 am, Anonymous Sonali said...

Sorry... in my last comment I was harsh(a bit ofcoz!)
On a 2nd thought....this is some kind of "Hidden Talent".
U`ll reduce my job in future...for sure....
;)
Few of ur postings are really cool!
But many of them just go beyond my level of understanding.
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Go ahead...keep it up!
:)

 
At 11:12 pm, Blogger ashishmishra_cmd said...

you did a great job done ,atleast for me. This is one of my favorite.Thnx Actually i was searching this. Can you provide me audio of same.
I shall be obliged.

 
At 12:30 pm, Blogger Syed Moin Doja said...

thanks for the lyrics - for Alice in wonderland - and also for Taro - dragon ka beta - it was so long ago that i didnt think there will be people around who remember that one.
really thanks again.

 
At 5:10 am, Blogger pauli said...

hi !
if you found Alice in wonderland title song plzzzzzz e-mail it to me

 
At 5:10 am, Blogger pauli said...

hi !
if you found Alice in wonderland title song plzzzzzz e-mail it to me

 
At 4:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you... thank you... thank you... for such a lovely lyrics of alice in wonderland / potli baba ... :)

 
At 10:33 am, Blogger prathamesh said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nK2QQ0BYog&feature=related

I am searching Audio/video of "Tap Tap Topi Topi..." plz help..SOS

 
At 2:11 am, Blogger ANUJ said...

Thanks alot for reminding back my childhood.

Just one song missing that is

"Dole re dole dole dole re"

from Sindbad the sailor

If you remember this kindly do share


Heartily thanks in advance. :)

 
At 2:18 am, Blogger ANUJ said...

hawa mithi tu aaja Poorab se

Ghataa tu aaja re Pachchim se

neeli neeli badli.....ankhein noorani

chale ayoo.chale aao.dhanan dhanaan asmaani

akhiyo ke samne ...channan

nachta mein hoo ladka dragon ka

(chorus)dragon ke ladke hawa ke ladke pawan ke ladke veer,

hawa ke ladke pawan ke ladke aa ja re

 
At 9:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alice in Wonderland song is so popular that it has been used in film Rangoon. I was searching for this song and came across this post.

 

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