Slumdog Millionaire Well, what can I say about this one? Jai Ho is an Oscar winning Indian song after all. And who else could have done it for India other than A R Rahman? I have praised him a lot in my earlier posts as well. But now through this blog, I would like to salute him. He is in his own league. His understanding of music coupled with consistent variety is simply unparalleled.

But I would like to say something more. If this song can bring India its first Oscar, some of his previous songs from Rang De Basanti and other hits, including the marvelous movie Roja can bring the Oscar to its knees. A R Rahman has been giving out gems after gems since long and finally this song has given him the accolades and stature he rightfully deserves. After all this, I wonder what next Mr. Rahman?


The following strumming pattern can be used. If you have an alternative, please let us know in the comments section:
D-DU | D - | DU

You can just consider striking the chords once for the next four lines

(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho

(Am)Aaja aaja jind shami(Am)yane ke tale
Aaja (Dm)jariwale (F)nile aas(G)man ke ta(Am)le

Start strumming here

(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho

(Am)Aaja aaja jind shami(Am)yane ke tale
Aaja (Dm)jariwale (F)nile aas(G)man ke ta(Am)le

(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho

Jai (C)Ho... jai (G)ho... jai (Am)ho... jai (G)ho...

(C)Ratti ratti sachi maine jaan gavayi hai
(Gm)Nach nach koylo pe raat bitayi hai
(C)Akhiyon ki neend maine phoonko se uda di
(Gm)Neele neele tare se maine ungli jalayi hai

the female voice ... of course the chords remain the same!
(Am)Aaja aaja jind shami(Am)yane ke tale
Aaja (Dm)jariwale (F)nile aas(G)man ke ta(Am)le

Jai (C)Ho... jai (G)ho... jai (Am)ho... jai (G)ho...

(C)chakh le ha (C)chakh le ye (Am)raat shahad hai(F)... chakh (C)le
(C)rakh le ha (C)dil hai dil (Am)aakhri had hai(F)... rakh (C)le
kala kala (C)kajal tera (F)koi kala (C)jadoo hai na

kala kala (C)kajal tera (F)koi kala (C)jadoo hai na

(Am)Aaja aaja jind shami(Am)yane ke tale
Aaja (Dm)jariwale (F)nile aas(G)man ke ta(Am)le

(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho

Jai (C)Ho... jai (G)ho... jai (Am)ho... jai (G)ho...

(C)kab se ha (C)kab se tu (Am)lab pe ruki hai(F)... kah (C)de
(C)kah de ha (C)kah de ab (Am)aankh jhuki hai(F)... kah (C)de
aisi aisi (C)roshan aankhe (F)roshan dono (C)bhi hai hai kya

(Am)Aaja aaja jind shami(Am)yane ke tale
Aaja (Dm)jariwale (F)nile aas(G)man ke ta(Am)le

(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho
(F)Jai (Am)ho

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