Mitwa, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna The song Mitwa from the movie Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna is another gem from Shankar Ehsaan Loy (SEL) camp. In the key of E major scale, the song uses quite a few chords. But Ehsaan has done a lot of subtle variations to the chords that makes playing this song lot more difficult if you looking to sound like the recording track.

The song uses one trick or rather a form of chords that I have mostly seen used in English songs. One such song that comes to mind is Yellow by the band Coldplay which incidentally uses similar set of chords. The trick is to always keep the thinnest two strings (E and B) open. Even while playing barre chords. So instead of barring the fret using the index finger (which is what you normally do when playing barre chords), you just press the root note (on 6th or 6th string) and keep the index finger above the fret not touching it. It will be more clear once I show the chord finger positions.

I will post 2 different versions of chords – the easy one and the complex but more closer to original one. Take your pick.

Simple versions of the chords:

E A B F#m

G#m C#m D

Actual chords:

Esus2:4 Asus2:3 Bsus4:3 D

Instead of F#m and G#m, play F#m11 and G#m11. Here are the chord structures:

E----0-------0-----0--
B----0-------0-----0--
G----11------2-----4--
D----11------4-----6--
A----9-------4-----6--
E----x-------2-----4--
  F#7sus4  F#m11  G#m11

Hold the chords like you normally hold the open E chord shape. Use thumb to hold the root note on 6th string. If you are finding it difficult, you can also leave the 6th string open but make sure you don’t play it. Or use the finger holding the 5th string to mute the 6th string.

Below strumming pattern can be used in most parts of the song:

|1&2&|3&4&|5&6&|7&8&|
|D  U| UD |   U| UD |

At the starting of the song, following arpeggio plays out in the background:

$4 11 $3 9 $1 0 $2 0 $4 9 $3 8 $1 0 $2 0 $4 7 $3 6 $1 0 $2 0 $4 9 $3 8 $1 0 $2 0


jaaniye heeriye
jaaniye heeriye

(MUKHDA)

mere (E)mann ye bata de (Asus2)tu
kis (F#7sus4)or chala hai (E)tu
kya (E)paya nahi tu(Asus2)ne
kya (F#7sus4)dhundh raha hai (E)tu
jo (F#m11)hai ankahee jo (G#m11)hai ansuni
(Asus2)woh baat kya hai ba(Bsus4)ta
Mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. ka(G)hein dharka(A)nein tujhse (E)kya
mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. yeh (G)khudse toh (A)na tu chhu(E)pa

(Repeat mukhda again...)

(ANTRA 1)

(E)jeevan daggar mein (C#m)prem naggar mein - 2
(A)aaya nazar mein (E)jab se koi hain
(E)tu sochta hain (C#m)tu puchata hain
(A)jiski kami thi (E)kya yeh wohi hain
(D)haa yeh wohi hain, (C#m)haa yeh wohi hain
(D)tu ek pyasa (C#m)aur yeh nadi hain
(A)kaahe nahi isko tu (Bsus4)khulke bataye

jo (F#m11)hai ankahee jo (G#m11)hai ansuni
(Asus2)woh baat kya hai ba(Bsus4)ta
Mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. ka(G)hein dharka(A)nein tujhse (E)kya
mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. yeh (G)khudse toh (A)na tu chhu(E)pa

(ANTRA 2)

(E)teri nigaahen, (C#m)paa gayi rahein
(A)par tu yeh soche (E)jaaun na jaaun
(E)yeh zindagi jo (C#m)hai naachti toh
(A)kyon bediyon mein (E)hai tere paanv
(D)preet ki dhun par (C#m)naach le paagal
(D)udta agar hai (C#m)udne de aanchal
(A)kaahe koi apne ko (Bsus4)aaise tarsaaye

jo (F#m11)hai ankahee jo (G#m11)hai ansuni
(Asus2)woh baat kya hai ba(Bsus4)ta
Mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. ka(G)hein dharka(A)nein tujhse (E)kya
mit(C#m)waaaa ..(A).. yeh (G)khudse toh (A)na tu chhu(E)pa

mere (E)mann ye bata de (Asus2)tu
kis (F#7sus4)or chala hai (E)tu
kya (E)paya nahi tu(Asus2)ne
kya (F#7sus4)dhundh raha hai (E)tu

Note: The advanced chords have been transcribed by Jayswami with some modifications to correct chord naming by me.

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