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Pasoori Chords by Ali Sethi (VIDEO)

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Ali Sethi’s Pasoori Chords should be on any guitarist’s playlist. With its beautiful lyrics and emotive vocals, this tune will surely resonate with listeners around the globe – reminding us all how music can bring people together across borders.

Pasoori marks Sethi’s inaugural pop record. The song features modern takes on traditional Pakistani folk music with dancehall and reggaeton influences; its popularity on TikTok, Instagram and Spotify viral charts has proven immense.

This song explores love, loss, and longing with honesty and empathy. Sethi’s rich tenor voice blends perfectly with Shae Gill’s smoky tones to produce an mesmerizing atmosphere; furthermore, Sethi’s lyrics contain poetic yet empowering messages which will resonate with listeners worldwide.

Sethi has emerged as one of many South Asian musicians to achieve global prominence this year, performing at Coachella as part of an all-lingual lineup, alongside Rosalia and Burna Boy – performing both English and their native tongues simultaneously. Looking ahead, Sethi aspires to promote his music globally while inspiring a new generation of Pakistani musicians.

Singer and author Akhtar Sethi was raised in Lahore, Pakistan during a time of political unrest. Both his parents were prominent journalists who endured death threats; as an author he has written fiction exploring queer identities within Muslim societies; yet feels compelled to speak out against the current violence through speaking out about it and his music as “anciently multiple and cosmopolitan”, hoping that collaboration might bring peace among cultures that have long been divided.

[Stanza]
Am E
Agg lavan majboori nu
Am E
Aan jaan di pasoori nu
G
Zehar bane haa teri
E Am
Pee javan main poori nu
Am E
Aana si oh nai aaya
Am E
Dil baang baang mera takraya
G
Kaga bol ke das jaavein
E Am
Pavan gheyo dee choori nu

[Pre-Chorus]
Am
Raawaan ch baawan ch
C
Oh nu lukawaan
A5 Am
Koi mainu naa roke

[Chorus]
Am G
Mere dhol judaiyan di
Am G
Tainu khabar kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Pura vi na hove
Am G
Haan baniyan banaiyan di
Am G
Gall baat kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Pura vi na hove

[Stanza]
Am E
Bhool gayi majboori nu
Am E
Duniya di dastoori nu
G
Saath tera hai bathera
E Am
Poora kar zaroori nu
Am E
Aana si oh nai aaya
Am E
Raasta naa dikhlaaya
G
Dil humara de sahara
E Am
Khaahishaat adhuri nu

[Pre-Chorus]
Am
Waari main jaavan
C
Main tainu bulavaan
Am
Gall saari tan hove

[Chorus]
Am G
Mere dhol judaiyan di
Am G
Tenu khabar kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Poora vi naa hove
Am G
Haan baniyan banaiyan di
Am G
Gall baat kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Poora vi naa hove

[Bridge 1]
Am
Mere dhol judaiyan di
C
Sardaari na hove
Am
Mere dhol judaiyan di
Am E Am C D E Am
Ahhhhaaaaaaa
Am
Mere dhol judaiyaan di
C
sardaari naa hove
Dm Am
Dildaaran di, sab yaaaran di,
G Am
Aazaari naa hove
Dm C
Dildaaran di, sab yaaaran di,
G Am Am
Aazaari naa hove
Dm G C
Aa chalein le ke tujhe
Dm E Am
Hai jahaan silsilay
Dm G C Am
Tu hai wahi, hai teri kami
G Am E Am
Bana de, saaja de, panah de hume
G Am E Am
Bana de, saaja de, panah de hume

[Stanza]
Am E
Agg lavan majboori nu
Am E
Aan jaan di pasoori nu
G
Zehar bane haan teri
E Am
Pee jaavan main poori nu

[Pre Chorus]
Am
Raawaan ch baawan ch
C
Oh nu lukawaan
Am
Koi mainu na roke

[Chorus]
Am G
Mere dhol judaiyan di
Am G
Tainu khabar kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Poora vi naa hove
Am G
Haan baniyan banaiyan di
Am G
Gall baat kivein hove
F G
Aa jaave dil tera
E Am
Poora vi naa hove (X3)


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