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Lakdi Ki Kathi: Cover & Chords

Long before I got around to recognising R. D. Burman, or Gulzar, let alone becoming a rabid fan of both, long before I could tell someone what music was, long before I knew what movies were, or what role songs played in movies, little me used to love this song.

Lakdi ki Kathi (लकड़ी की काठी) from Masoom (1983) is officially the first ever song that I was crazy about. Every weekend, I’d force my uncles to take me to my cousin’s place, where I would make him play this song on loop on his LP player. The only thing I understood was the song and its words.

It wasn’t until years later that I ‘became’ a fan of both RDB and Gulzar. And realised that the first ever song that kid me loved was by these two.

I got around to singing a cover of it today. It’s 30 years too late. For the 4 year-old me:

And here are the chords if you want to play as well:

Lakdi ki Kathi (Masoom) 1983
Composer: Rahul Dev Burman
Lyrics: Gulzar
[D]lakdi ki kaathi [Bm]kaathi pe ghoda ghode ki [D]dum pe jo maara hathauda [G]dauda dauda [A]dauda ghoda [D]dum utha ke dauda
Verse 1: [D]ghoda pahuncha [Bm]chauk mein [D]chauk mein tha [G]naai [D]ghodeji ki [G]naai ne [D]hazaamat jo banaai [D]tug-bug tug-bug tug-bug tug-bug [D]ghoda pahuncha [Bm]chauk mein [D]chauk mein tha [G]naai [D]ghodeji ki [G]naai ne [D]hazaamat jo banaai [G]dauda dauda [A]dauda ghoda [D]dum utha ke dauda
Verse 2: [D]ghoda tha [Bm]ghamandi [D]pahuncha sabzi [G]mandi [D]sabzi mandi [G]baraf padi thi [D]baraf mein lag gai thandi [D]tug-bug tug-bug tug-bug tug-bug [D]ghoda tha [Bm]ghamandi [D]pahuncha sabzi [G]mandi [D]sabzi mandi [G]baraf padi thi [D]baraf mein lag gai thandi [G]dauda dauda [A]dauda ghoda [D]dum utha ke dauda
Verse 3: [D]ghoda apana [Bm]tagda hai [D]dekho kitni [G]charbi hai [D]chalta hai [G]mehrauli mein par [D]ghoda apana arbi hai [D] [D]ghoda apana [Bm]tagda hai [D]dekho kitni [G]charbi hai [D]chalta hai [G]mehrauli mein par [D]ghoda apana arbi hai [G]baag chhuda ke [A]dauda ghoda [D]dum utha ke dauda
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