♪ Ni Oothan Wale Tur Jaan Ge

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The love legend of Sassi and Punnuñ is often used in Punjabi poetry as a metaphor for being careful in love. As the CokeStudio puts it, “the poet makes a mystical, poetic statement – warning of the tragic consequences of the smallest measure of complacency on the Path of Love, which is fraught with danger and deception.”

The background: Punnuñ’s family was against their union as he was a prince but Sassi daughter of a washerman. Punnuñ decides to go against their will. His brothers come to the wedding and pretend to be with him. But on the night of the wedding, they abduct him when Sassi falls asleep. The next morning, when Sassi finds out, she run towards the Punnuñ’s town, Kech and dies in the desert of Thal.

Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi
Ni Oothan Wale Tur Jaan Ge (Original)
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Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi
Ni Oothan Wale Tur Jaan Ge (Coke Studio)

Lyrics

ni ishq de pichchhe nah po sassiye
ni tu chaḍ de ishq da kheṛa
ni baalaan waangar zid nah kar tu
ishq da raah e bhaiṛa
sikhar dupahraan wa wirole
te maaru thal de painḍe
bari nizaami kahn siyaane
ishq da rog aweṛa

ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge
fer labhdi phiren gi haani
sassiye jaag di raeen
raat aj di neend nah maaneen
ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge

pair pair te pain bhulekhe
e hai ishq duwaara
tu alhaṛ muṭyaar ayaaneen
tera roop kuwaara
ni phullaan jae mukhṛe te
kitte sikhr dopahr nah taaneen
ni sassiye jaag di raeen
raat aj di neend nah maaneen
ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge

wich chanaan de sohani ḍub gai
raat kabaabaan waali
tere naal wi inj na howe
raat sharaabaan waali
ni wela gaya hath na aawe
toon wela aap pachhaaneen
ni sassiye jaag di raeen
raat aj di neend nah maaneen
ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge

ishq di raahon khunje jehṛe
painde lamyaan waaṭaan
maran teek nah magron lahandiyaan
ishq diyaan e chaaṭaan
ni cham cham badlaan waangoon
kitte akhyaan chon was pae naan paaneen
ni sassiye jaagdi raeen
raat aj di neend nah maaneen
ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge

kul balaain jangal deeyaan
aa laash sassi te gaiyyaan
ḍekh te laash sassi di noon
hairaan khalotiyaan raiyyaan
sassi aakhiya beshak khaao maikoon
main taan daawat ḍaindi paiyyaan
par ḍu akkhiyaan meḍiyaan mahfooz rakhaae
raah kech da ḍehdiyaan paiyyaan

ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge
ni ooṭhaan waale ṭur jaan ge

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