The Sketches Band in Coke Studio Season 4 Episode 4The story of The Sketches’ inception goes back to 2003, when Samejo, an English Literature student, and Naeem Shah, a Fine Arts student met at Jamshoro University and bonded over similar tastes in music. Shah would play the guitar and Samejo would hum along. Both musicians have a deep and abiding love for their cultural heritage and their interests range from sufi poetry and folk legends to the revival of traditional instruments and the indigenous music of the shrines. Finally they make it big in 2011 and perform at the most prestigious musical platform of the country i.e Coke Studio.

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Lyrics:

وو الا

wo Ala
oh God!

مَنڌُ پئندي مون
mandho peeande moon
drinking the wine of gnosis

ساڄَنُ سهي سُڃاتو
saajano sahi suneaato
I perceived the Beloved

پِي پِيالو عِشقَ جو
pi piyaalo ishqa jo
imbibing the doctrines of Love by drinking from Love’s cup

سڀڪِي سمجھيو سُون
sabhki samjhyo soon
I fathomed entirety

ساڄَنُ سهي سُڃاتو
saajano sahi suneaato
the Beloved I perceived

تون حبيبُ
toon habeebo
You are the Friend

تون طبيبُ
toon tabeebo
You are the Physician

تون ئي دَردَ جي دَوا
toon ei darda ji dawa
only You are the remedy for pain

جانِبَ منهنجي جِيءَ ۾ آزَرَ جا اَنوا
janiba muhinje jeea men aazara ja anwa
Dearest! in my being are thousands of afflictions

صاحبَ ڏي شِفا ميان مريضنِ کي
sahiba ḍhe shifa meeyaan mareezane khe
O Lord, pray heal the sick and afflicted

اللہ “عَبۡدُاللَّطِيفُ” چئي
allaaha abdul llateefo chae
O God! “Abd ul-Latif” says

ڀٽ جو گھوٽُ لَّطِيفُ چئي
bhiṭ jo ghoṭo llateefo chae
Latif, the darling bridegroom of Bhit Shah, says

تُون ئي آهين تُون
toon ei aaheen toon
there is none but You

ساڄَنُ سهي سُڃاتو
saajano sahi suneaato
the Beloved I perceived

جي لَّطِيف
ji lateef
O good Latif

او لَّطِيف
o lateef
O Latif

ڇَلَّ سنڌڙي وسئي لَّطِيف
challa sindhaṛi wasae llateef
may the land of Sindh remain prosperous, Latif

ڀلو میان اللہ
bhalo miyaan allaaha
Good Master Alla