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Song Name: Madhava Tohe Ki Sikhayaba Ana
Official Name: Song 50
Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja
Book Name: Padavali
mādhaba tohe ki śikhāyaba āna
gorī ālāpi śyāma naṭa sańcaru
aba tuhu bidagadha jāna
muralī milita adhara naba-pallaba
gāyata kata kata rāga
kulabatī ho-i mandira choḍi āyalu
sahite nā pāri birāga
muralī choḍi achu madhura ālāpite
saba jana nāhi āna
kaṇṭhahi kaṇṭha meli abahi samujhiye
yati ṛṇe hota suṭhāma
nirajana jāni hṛdaye aba dhārabi
aichana guṇabatī bhāṣa
guṇijana-lāja aiche nāhi hoyata
(Refrain) O Krsna, what more can I say to You? You are the most wise. You are the graceful dark dancer. With these melodies You call the fair gopis.
1) How many melodies do You play on the flute placed to Your flower-petal lips? Leaving their homes, the saintly gopis run to You. They have no power to stay away.
2) Putting down the flute, now You speak sweetly. No one is like You. Meeting the gopis closely, You declare that You are in debt to them.
3) Thus You speak to the saintly gopis. In this secluded place You will embrace them to Your heart. The saintly devotees are not shy to praise these pastimes. So speaks Govinda dasa.
This song is in Raga Dhanasri.
UPDATED: July 4, 2009