Jumna Ki Jai Jai
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Also known as Jumna Ki Jay Jay.
A playful Hindi song in praise of the flowing rivers and the god of dance.
- Traditional Hindi
Lyrics and direction - Wild Dances and Silent Songs
Stand in a circle, facing center. ┐ Jumna ki jai jai | Keeping left foot in place, lunge forward and down | on right foot bringing arms to the ground. | Ganga ki jai jai | Pivoting on left foot, step back with right foot, raising arms up to the sky. ┘-2x (Repeat both parts) Clap! ┐ Kailash pakti Shiva | Join hands in circle | with arms raised above shoulders, and walk to the right. Shankar ki jai jai ┘-2x (Repeat to the left.) >>Begin on e – according to the cover: Em, Am Em, Em, Bm Em. Source: Cover text on Wild Dances and Silent Songs
Lyrics and direction - Aneeta
>> Song praising Shiva and the holy rivers coming from his hair. Shiva master of the holy peaks. I bow to Shiva. ┐ Jumna ke jai jai | Lunge forward on right foot. (Jumna) | Ganga ke jai jai | Arms going down as if into water, (Ganga) ┘-2x Back on left foot arms above head. ( ke jai jai) Kailash pate shiva Stamp right foot forward, right hand stiff, 3 fingers making shiva’s trident. (Kailash pate Shiva) Shankar ke jai jai Stand left foot raised & bent at knee in dancing Shiva posture. (Shankar ke jai jai) Source: Aneeta's Sufi Dancing in Poona, nr 39.
- Lyrics and chord notation
Source: Shivananda's Songbook of Joyful Music. See: Notes on chord notation.
Audio - full length
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