‘Sammi Meri Vaan’ in Punjabi/English

Sammi is a dance from Sandal Bar area of the Punjab that has its own specific tune and words. Graceful and mostly slow in its movements, Sammih is not for the over-joyed. View:
Sammi song in Punjabi
Sammi song in English


Sammi song in Punjabi
DaDHeh deye baiReye
ni saunkan ee tu mairye
TainDae utae shuli riah
mian saroThia
DaDHeh deye baiReye
ni saunkan ee tu mairye
chiTi na chaadri kinni ku ditti haye
machhi kandeh suTee haye
likh ee ditta utae sara peyar dupeyar ho…

Sammih meri vaan
vaan katendi
pur na paindi
sammih thakendi
sammih meri vaan
vaan katendi
main varian ni sammieh

sammih meri vaan
main vari
main varian ni sammih ai
Punjabi text provided by Sidharth


Sammi song in English
The Boat (my body)
Of the Invincible
In you lying the master sleeping

the veil
Small white cloth
Has been tied,
Sewn
with the bone of a fish
On it is embroidered
all love and hate

Sammi my companion
Like twine
Spinning twine
All the time

spins twine
never ending
Sammi gets tired

[Repeat: Sammi my Sammi spins vaan* ]

I sacrifice my life for you Sammi my love…

English expression by Amarjit Chandan and Sidharth

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