I won’t sing if you forbid
If you feel shy
I won’t look at your face
If my visit to your lonely garden
Ever stops you in making your garland
I shall leave
If you forbid I won’t sing.
If on our way we ever chance to meet
And you suddenly stop in your track
I shall take another way
I shall not ply my boat
If it raises waves and disturbs your shore
I won’t sing if you forbid.
Translation of the love song Jodi baran karo tobe gahibo na by Rabindranath Tagore. Composed on 9th Ashwin 1304 BS while passing through a storm in a rocking boat on the Chalan Bil. The original song with its swaralipi or notation is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/5263