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Charh chanaan te kar roshnaai,
Zikr karende taare hoo.
Rise, O moon, And spread your light across the heavens;
The stars remember you in silent prayers, Their hearts glimmering with hope.
Galeaan de wich phiran nimaane,
Lalaan de vanjarre hoo,
Now like beggars, We roam the alleyways of earthly life,
When once in our own Homeland, We were merchants of rubies.
Shalaa koi na theeve musafir,
Kakkh jinhaan ton bharre hoo.
O, may no one ever have to leave his own home,
For one is not worth a piece of straw In this alien land!
Tarhee maar udaa na sanoon,
Aape uddanharre hoo.
They need not clap their hands To startle us out of this world,
O Bahu; We are already disposed to fly back To our long-lost Home.