When Yar Gul Ustaad started learning the rabab, this was the first song that he played, and he makes sure that all his students begin with this one.

This is the complete version

Now we break the song into its parts:

1- Main Body

The main body of the song comprises of the lyrics:

Wa Malanga Yaara Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro,

Maza Rub Da Para, Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

Da The Gudar Ghara Praig na they, Da the Guda Ghara Praig na they,

Aay Malanga Yaara Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro,

Maza Rub Da Para, Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

Now we translate this into the language of the Rabab, i.e. the Surs. Like I said in the introduction of this blog, both me and Yar Gul Ustaad are not that well versed in sur terminology, so mistakes pointed out will be greatly appreciated.

Since this song needs surs other than the ones showed in the videos from the last lesson, we will use our own terminology. Please follow this chart to follow the strumming instructions.

Note: surs with no breaks in between are to be played in continuation, a break represents a small pause

Wa Malanga Yaara          Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

DhaPaDhaPa  NeGa           DhaPaDhaX  MaMa

Maza Rub Da Para            Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

DhaPaDhaPa  NeGa          DhaPaDhaX  MaMa

Da the Gudar Ghaara                             Praig Na They

Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)  Sa(.)      Sa(.)NeDha

Da the Gudar Ghaara                            Praig na They

Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)Sa(.)  Sa(.)      Sa(.)NeDha

Wa Malanga Yaara          Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

DhaPaDhaPa  NeGa           DhaPaDhaX  MaMa

Maza Rub Da Para            Kaigda Kadam Wro Wro

DhaPaDhaPa  NeGa          DhaPaDhaX  MaMa

Here is how its played on the Rabab.

 

2- Piece

The piece is an interlude between the vocal parts of the songs, since this is a folk song, the main body will be complemented by tapay or misray, but before a misra starts a piece is played, which is without vocals. Here is the chart again, followed by the surs for the Piece.

MaDhaMa      NeSa(.)NeSa(.)NeSa(.)NeSa(.)      DhaNeSa(.)DhaX      MaMaXMaXDhaXMaGaMaXDhaXMaMa

Here it is on the rabab

 

 

3-Misra

Folk songs have tapay or misray that fit into the existing chorus. A misra is sung after the piece is played. Here is the chart again.

Ta The Deedan Ugay Way,   Ta The Deedan Tagay Way

Sa(.)YYZYZSa(.)                       Sa(.)WWZYWSa(.)

(No Vocals)

Sa(.)WNeSa(.)Sa(.)    Sa(.)WNeSa(.)Sa(.)


Sta Yamma Nigaara, Aao Kaigda Qadam Wro Wro

Sa(.)VVV  ZVSa(.)   SaWWYZWSa(.)


Here it is on the Rabab

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