Bondhu Tomay (To You My Friend)


I know I know..many would be surprised by the title and would be trying to decipher it. Well it’s the title of a bangla (yes that’s the right name of the language Bengali) song by the band Chandrabindoo. While I was working out today morning, I heard this song on the radio and just couldn’t help humming along with the song. To be honest, I had never been interested in the Bangla bands (except for one case, but that’s a different story), but this song really gripped me. The song kept on playing in mind all day long and I kept humming it too and I finally I had to download ! The song is about old school and college days, the carefree days of fun and frolic we have with friends, the stupid things we do, which we will miss all our life. Very lovely song. Wish someone could translate the lyrics to English, so that people who do not understand bangla can also comprehend the song. Anyone?


Artist: Chandrabindoo

Album: Gadha

Lyrics – Bondhu Tomae

chera ghuri rongin ball
ei tukui shombol
aar chilo roddur e pawa bikel bela
baaje boka ratri din
asterix tintin
elomelo kotah ure jeto
hashir thelae

she hashi chute jeto godhuli michile
shobar olokkhete tumio ki chile |
hawae hawae
hawae hawae
bondhu tomae e gaan shonabo
bikel belae
arekbar jodi tomaedr dole nao khelae ||

golper moto ishkul bari
jome otha khoto
khelbona aari |
she khela kana goli
roj chupishare
ebong aagun chilo last counter e
hawae hawae
hawae hawae
bondhu tomae e gaan shonabo
bikel belae
arekbar jodi tomaedr dole nao khelae ||

boimela gulo tar gi shreyoshi
chena mukhgulo porichito haashi |
she hashi rod jhikimiki karnishe
shahoshi chumbon aajo parenishe
hawae hawae
hawae hawae
bondhu tomae e gaan shonabo
bikel belae
arekbar jodi tomaedr dole nao khelae ||

chera chobi fotik jol
eitukui shombol
badbaki rod chole jawa bikel bela
aak gheye klanto din
tancus asperin
janjot e deri hoye gelo bikel bela
mora macher chokh jae jotdure
shukano jolchobi aajo roddure
hawae hawae
hawae hawae
bondhu tomae e gaan shonabo
bikel belae
arekbar jodi tomaedr dole nao khelae ||

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5 thoughts on “Bondhu Tomay (To You My Friend)

  1. This song is my favorite….
    thanks 🙂

  2. most favourite song…………

  3. one of my favorite song………………..i just love it…….BONDHU TOMAI………………..

  4. *boimela gulo gargi shreyoshi

  5. very very nice lyrics… not even sure this can be at all translated to any other language…. so so nice lyrics…

    tune is not original, though… not sure if Chandrabindoo did acknowledge freddy fender as the original composer/singer…. search in youtube for “before the next teardrop falls” to hear the original…

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