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Song Name: Ke Go Ai Gaura Barana
Official Name: None
Author: Kanu Dasa
Book Name: None
ke go a-i gaura-baraṇa bāńkā bhuru bāńkā nayana
cina cina cina yena kari
e-i nā se nandera gopāla yaśodāra jīvana dulāla
ā-ila kari gopīra mana-curi
śire chila mohana cūḍā ebe māthā kaila neḍā
kaupina parila dhaḍā chāḍi
gopī-mana mohanera tāre mohana-baḿśī chila kare
ebe se ha-ila daṇḍa-dhārī
nīpa-taru-mūle giyā adhare muralī laiya
rādhā-nāma karita sādhana
ebe suradhunī-tīre bāhu duṭī ucca ka’re
sadāi karaye sańkīrtana
nabīna nāgara sāje gopī-saha kuṇja-mājhe
karita ye bibidha bilāsa
ebe pāriṣada sańge nāma yāce dīna-beśe
sei ei kahe kānu-dāsa
1) Look! Look! Look! Who is this person with a fair complexion, with curved eyebrows and eyes with crooked glances? He cannot be Nanda’s gopa son! He cannot be Yasoda’s beloved son! He cannot be the boy that robbed the gopis of their hearts!
2) In the past His hair was glorious. Now His head is shaved. Now He wears a kaupina and a sannyasi’s garments. In the past He charmed the gopis’ hearts. In the past He played charming melodies on his flute. Now He carries a sannyasi’s danda.
3) In the past He sat under a kadamba tree, placed the flute to His lips, and played melodies that were actually songs chanting Radha’s name. Now He stands by the Ganga’s banks, raises His arms, and always sings in sankirtana.
4) In the past He was the teenage hero of amorous pastimes. In the past He enjoyed many pastimes with the gopis in the middle of the forest. Now He wears the garments of a sannyasi. Accompanied by His companions, He begs everyone to accept the chanting of Krishna’s holy names. Thus spake Kanu Das.
This is sung in Raga Suhai.
UPDATED: June 28, 2009