Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

A R Rahman has rolled out another romantic song straight from the hearts of those million people who share it with him when surrounded by his music. It is a beautiful song with music complementing the vocals wonderfully. The strumming pattern is a bit unorthodox which involves muting with the left hand but it is very easy. So here goes..
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This song involves 3 major chords…

Gm – 333553
Cm – 34553X
F – 112331

The starting interlude has to be strummed as well as muted. Considering it to be a 3-beat sequence, hit the chord DOWN twice and then instead of striking on the 3rd beat, just mute the chord. That should produce the desired effect. If you find a better way, do tell me. The interlude chords are as below:

Gm — Gm — Cm
Gm — Gm — Cm

The above steps has to be done for each instance of the chord in the interlude. Now the song starts…


Kabhi ka(Gm)bhi Aditi zinda(Gm)gi mein yuhi koi (Cm)apna lagta hai.
Kabhi ka(Gm)bhi Aditi wo bich(Gm)har jaaye to ek (Cm)sapna lagta hai.
Aise mei koi (Gm)kaise apne (Gm)aansu o ko (Cm)behne se roke?
Aur (F)kaise koi sochle every(Gm)thing’s gonna be ok?

The first two lines of the above stanza can be played without continuous strumming i.e. by just playing the interlude.

Kabhi ka(Gm)bhi to lage zinda(Gm)gi mein rahi naa khu(Cm)shi aur naa mazaa.
Kabhi ka(Gm)bhi to lage har (Gm)din mushkil aur (Cm)har pal ek sazaa.
Aise mein koi (Gm)kaise musku(Gm)raye, kaise (Cm)hasde khush hoke?
Aur (F)kaise koi soch de every(Gm)thing gonna be ok?

The INTERLUDE is played again once but it is delayed by half a bar.

Gm – Cm – G


(A#)Soch jara jaane(Cm)ja tujhko hum (A#)kitna chahte hai.
(Gm)Rotein hai hum bhi a(F)gar teri ankhon mein (A#)aansu aate hai.
(Gm)Gaane to aata na(Cm)hi hai magar phir (Cm)bhi hum gaate hai(Gm).
Ke Aditi (Cm)maan kabhi, kabhi (Cm)saare jahan mein an(F)dhera hota hai;
Lekin (Cm)raat ke (Gm)baad hi to sa(F)vera hota hai(F).


More repeat of INTERLUDE and chord progressions…


(A#)Tu khush hai to la(Cm)ge ke jahan mein (A#)chhaayi hai khushi.
(Gm)Suraj nikle (F)baadlon se aur (Gm)baatein zindagi.
(Gm)Suun to jara mad(Cm)hosh hawa tujh(Cm)se kehne la(Gm)gi.
Ke Aditi (Cm)wo jo bichhad-te hai (Cm)ek na ek din (F)phir mil jaate hai;
Aditi (Cm)jaane tu ya (Gm)jaane na phool (F)phir khil jaate hai(F).


Thanx Namrata, for bringing this song to my attention. Wouldn’t afford to have missed this song for anything… Unfortunately, when you are immersed in computers, TV becomes an accessory rather than a necessity and my case is similar!

Thanx Nikhil for suggesting better Antara chords!

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