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Nathan Conte



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:44 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

hi,

does anybody know the lyrics of lee perry's "bird in hand", or at least in which language this song is?

thanx,

nate
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Neil C



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

Good question, its a great track, and one naturally wonders what the language is/lyrics are. I'd like to find out too.
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Dubb Triffidd



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

It's in Hindi. LSP took the lyrics from a Hindi movie he saw by the same name (Milte Hi Aankhen). I think it's just a love song.

Wicked concept.
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Triffidd



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

Apasana mera BHANGaya (?)
Apasana kisi hai
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Ratus



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

I've download song "Bird in Hand" and this text I've found inlayed:

Here's a little piece of trivia about the song "Bird in Hand" that I

discovered today. I've listened to this song lord knows how many

times, when I suddenly recognised some of the words. And then it hit

me - he's singing in Hindi! In quite a bad accent, but nevertheless,

it's recognisable. So anyway, my girlfriend Manali is Indian, and she

recognised the words. A few frantic minutes with Google later, and I

can bring you this exclusive scoop:


Bird In Hand is actually a cover of a song from a 1950 Indian film

called "Babul" (dir. Raj Kapoor). The original song, written by

Naushad, is sung by Talat Mehmood and Shamshad Begum. If you want to

know what Lee's singing (check it out!), the original words are:


Milte hi aankhein dil hua deewana kissi ka (x2)

Afsana mera ban gaya afsana kissi ka

Puchho na mohabbat ka asar, haay na puchho

Dam bhara mein koyi ho gaya, parwaana kisika

Afsaana mera ban gaya, afsaana kisika


(thanks to

http://www.shamaandfriends.com/lyrics/songs/milte_hi_aankhein.htm)


Which means:


As soon as eyes met, somebody's heart went mad

My tale has happened, somebody's tale

Don't ask me love's effect, ask "is it [love]?"

I took a breath and somebody happened, somebody's lover.


Wanna hear the original? Well, the song is called "milte hi aankhen",

go search...


Of course this raises all kinds of interesting questions, none of

which we'll ever know the answer to. Such is the nature of Lee.


Jez Humble.
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interruptor



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

surprising.. thanks for bringing this info to us!
indian culture had an influence on jamaican music also later on: in the mid-nineties i played a sly & robbie produced mykal roze album ("the taxi sessions") to an indian friend and he told me the music reminded him a lot of what is played at indian weddings.. sly & robbie termed that style "reggae bangara". well, that specific rhythm pattern can be heard in a similar way in many traditional music styles (near east, brazil, even soca from trinidad) so it may be difficult to trace back where it actually started, or even if it originated from one single location. it's just definitely not a "western" invention.

perry's "bird in hand" has a typical one drop beat. so the indian inspiration here was just the lyrics and probably the melody.

respect
daniel
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Jez Humble



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:32 am    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

It's the melody too - you can hear the original here:

http://www.indianscreen.com/mp3/Babul-Talat&Shamshad-MilteHiAankhen.mp3
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: lee perry - bird in hand... Reply with quote

thank you ive been trying to figure that out for years
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