Musical Monday (4):- Holi- Farmers

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Farmers, Hathyar, Jatt, Life, Mera Punjab, Musical Monday, Rifles, Uncategorized
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I had written a post on Farmers of our nation, had used some of the lyrics from this song in there

Peedha naale jammiya ne saadi dhur to kismat maadi
Saadiyan fasalan da kaato launde mul wapari
Peedha naale jammiya ne saadi dhur to kismat maadi
                      We grow crops with difficulty from day one we have bad luck
Saadiyan fasalan da kaaton launde MUL vyapari
                      Why does a trader put a PRICE on our crop
Aakho sarkaran nu ni saanu beche laake boli
                     Tell the government to sell us by an AUCTION
Assi kachche rang jehe sohniye saadi kaadi holi
                    Our colour is very poor , what shud we celebrate and why Holi
Assi kachche rang jehe sohniye saadi kaadi holi

Haalat uss maa wargi bachcha jamman te suk jaave chaati
                 Our life is like that mother, who gives birth to a child and finds she  has no milk in her for him
Palle panda khaka diyan ik palli te ik daati
               All we have is our crop and a sickle
Meeh pave paharan te saada kotha cheyon lag janda
              Rain falls on hills and our roof starts to leak
Barsat di holi nu ni das ki maane sukka tanda
             The holi played by rain how we gonna stop it
Assi tukhde marr jaana kamaliye je na agg faroli
              WE WILL JUST DIE a SLOW DEATH Unless someone comes and lights the FIRE
Assi kachche rang jehe, sohniye saadi kaadi holi
Assi kachche rang jehe, sohniye saadi kaadi holi
            Our colour is very poor , what shud we celebrate and why Holi

Fasalan te sprayan pittheyan de utte hi pump tike ne
                    Crops depend on fertilisers that we carry on our backs
Iss vari holi te pata ni kinne jatt vikey ne
                     This YEAR ON HOLI god know how many farmers have sold themselves
Hathayar hi suttey ne ajay chalaune nahin assi bhule
                  We have only put our ARMS DOWN.. havenot forgotten how to use them
Rafalna diyan naala de rakhe ne muh ajay tak khule
                   The mouths of our RIFLES are still open
Jit ke ja wardi ae pata ni kitteh thuggan di toli
                   Dont know where the looters/cheaters/thugs go after Winning the ELECTIONS
Assi kachche rang jehe sohniye saadi kaadi holi
Assi kachche rang jehe sohniye saadi kaadi holi
                 Our colour is very poor , what shud we celebrate and why Holi

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Comments
  1. V Rakesh says:

    The state of farmers in India is particularly worrying. This is a shame considering that we are predominantly an agrarian economy.

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  2. IRFANUDDIN says:

    very true… after doing so much for the nation these farmers lead a miserable life….which sometimes even force them for suicide.

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  3. Tomz says:

    Very remarkable song..

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  4. Some day, when the agricultural produce is down so much, the prices will sky rocket and large companies will enter the business of food grains, the people will repent for having ignored the agricultural sector. Because, the food grains would cost them so high then. That day is not far away.

    Destination Infinity

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  5. Ria says:

    the song’s very apt.

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  6. Saritha says:

    This is the sad state of affairs of our farmers.The prices of veggies have become so low that farmers are forced to throw away tomatoes on the roads,they are getting just Rs.1/kg

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  7. Deboshree says:

    Oh God. This one was downright sad. Almost makes me cringe for the number of times I say I love rain.

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  8. Nethra says:

    It’s about farmers, right? Why does a female keeps popping up in between?

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  9. Rekha says:

    Very sad…its the middlemen, the moneylenders in India who takes all the money…the farmers get next to nothing…the people pay through their noses….
    farmers suicide has become a common occurence now…
    Thought provoking song…Holi for me was fun but feel bad after hearing it in this context

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    • Bikram says:

      YEah that what the singer says why is the middleman putting a price on crop when he has done all the work…

      suicides are very common yes … let s hope our leaders wake up in time

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  10. scorpria says:

    Sad the condition of the farmers.

    very though provoking song, i hope it provokes thoughts in the right minds!

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  11. Pixie says:

    Loved the lyrics! Will listen to the song after going home! 🙂

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  12. onkar says:

    Very well captures the anguish of farmers

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  13. Writerzblock says:

    Those words were so moving, Bikki. You know, so very often, when I put a grain of rice into my mouth, I wonder for a moment, God knows which farmer and his wife planted this – when where and how. And I just thank them for it.

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    • Bikram says:

      Thank you so much. I jsut hope more and more people start to do what you do and think to save our nation.. else soon we will be importing grains from other countries …
      SAD situation for oour people

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  14. Bikram says:

    Thank you so much. I jsut hope more and more people start to do what you do and think to save our nation.. else soon we will be importing grains from other countries …
    SAD situation for oour people …

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  15. Tanishka says:

    such is the condition of farmers in our country and we have not been able to do much about it….
    very well written bikram….

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  16. dr.antony says:

    I was reminded of the songs of Communist party during the days of revolution in Kerala.The sickle and paddy used to be the symbol of the party.

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    • Bikram says:

      YEah I guess the farmers will have to pick up there sickle Once again in this country and throw away the idiots who run the country .. I strongly support that and i hope ican do soemthing when that happens …

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  17. sm says:

    Jit ke ja wardi ae pata ni kitteh thuggan di toli
    great lines

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  18. Pepper says:

    Perfect song. Says it all I guess..

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  19. B K CHOWLA says:

    A very nice song.
    But, I wish the farmer situation would change in India though I also know that it wont. We have been leashed by the US as far as our agri policy is concerned.Indian Finance Minister meets most of the trade bodies before he puts all the budget proposals together.Ever any one wondered that no FM has ever met any Farmer representative ?
    Try. You might get the answer but farmers will always die an unnatural death in India.
    Suicide is unnatural, isn’t it?

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    • Bikram says:

      YEs sir i wish too and pray for it everyday .. I have seen the hardships from VERY NEAR,, its like been there felt it tooo, I am the lucky one who has managed to do otherwise but everyone is not that lucky , there are still millions who are going through the same hardship day in and day out .. I wonder when things will change for them ..

      our leaders are not at all interested in farmers NOPE

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  20. Rachna says:

    Farmers earn the least and suffer the most. very few schemes meant for them actually reach them. And, farmer suicides all over the country are a worrying trend.

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    • Bikram says:

      the rich and influential farmers or land lords get the benefit of those schemes and such schemes only come when there are elctions approcaching otherwise nothing happens …

      it is a worrying trend and it is picking up as each year goes by

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  21. A says:

    Very nice song.

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  22. Kavya says:

    Awesome song and it rightly pictures the present state of our farmers 😦

    Thanks for sharing this Bikram 🙂

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  23. Ashwathy says:

    You’ve said it all… 😐

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  24. Swaram says:

    Am just back from a visit to model villages and have seen farmers who have carved a beautiful life for themselves 🙂 Wish other villages follow suit too!
    Nice song Bik 🙂

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    • Bikram says:

      Hmmm thank you Swaram so much.. I hope so too.. this is one sect of people who deserve much more then what they are getting after all they are the ones who put that piece of bread in our mouth…

      they deserve much more

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  25. In the name of culture ,we just have agriculture ,we can not even take care of that, the condition of the farmers is really bad…I mean its just not justified…I like this thing about the developed nations, here even the farmers live a happy life..simply..hunky dory.

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    • Bikram says:

      yepp so true we are going to loose this culture too VERY SOON 🙂
      yes even here in uk the frmers they get ONE CROP in a year because of weather and yet they seem very happy they have to work hard no doubts but they are happy …

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  26. nadia says:

    hmm…that was touchy, keeping the farmers aside, farming itself has become lmited now..many farmers are now checking out other options of making a living, thanx to the govt. they dont have many laws in their favor and even if they have, they are hardly exercised…. !!! hmmm… but still, hats off to the stomach-fillers of our country…. !!!

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    • Bikram says:

      Yes it is sad.. since thats how our country started being a farming land and its the biggest occupation still .. yet our govt does not seem to be interested .. I wonder why..

      YEah farmers hardly get the benfits those are taken care by the GOvt officials who are supposed to take it to them..
      Oh yes HATS OFF to the stomach fillers of our country ..

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  27. harman says:

    nice song..I like this singer very much…he is a great guy!!

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  28. UmaS says:

    Nice one….the lyrics talk the reality.

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  29. Anu says:

    heart wrenching scenario….the words are so powerful too…definitely puts an indian in an emotional state..

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    • Bikram says:

      This is the story of our farmers in our country .. the people who at one stage were the backbone of our country.. Alas they are being ignored so much…

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