Re: Punjabie Zubaanne - Lyrics - as requested

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Posted by Terry King ( on May 03, 2003 at 13:07:14:

In Reply to: Punjabie Zubaanne - Lyrics - as requested posted by Gurnam Singh on May 03, 2003 at 09:57:34:

Hi Gurnam,

You are a LEGEND yaar for "transliterating" this song.

I am no authority on Punjabi, but as far as I am aware Syed Hashim Shah wrote "Sassi Punoon" and Qadir Yaar wrote "Qissa Puran Bhagat". Not quite sure what era these guys lived/wrote their stuff, but I imagine they must have been contemporaries of the other sufi saints like Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah etc, which from my very limited knowledge of this field would suggest around 18th century.

Hope this helps, or perhaps someone else can enlighten us even further.

Also, can anyone tell me what the other names relate to. Needless to say, I know about Yamla Jatt, Asa Singh Mastana, Surinder & Parkash Kaur.

I am more keen to understand about the lines "Maan wi nimana tere marjaana ik din,
Noorpuri Shiv vaali maar ni". What does this mean? Specifically who/what was Noorpuri? I am assuming that "Shiv" was Shiv Kumar Batalvi who wrote some classic poems in Punjabi, which have been read/sung/recorded by many artistes. Even Alaap recorded his poem "Terey Ko Ko Lammey Waal, Ni Karma Waliye". Also, in the film Long da Lishkara, the song "Mein Kandyali Tor ve Sajna" was penned by Shiv. Shiv tragically died at the age of 36.

But the Noorpuri bit, I haven't been able to figure out what it means for nearly 15 years since I first heard this song way back in 1987/88.

Any ideas/suggestions?

Take Care & Rab Rakha,
Terry King

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