Atif Aslam and Qayaas in Coke Studio Season 5 Episode 1Charkha Nolakha is a qawwali popularized by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and performed by Qayaas in collaboration with Atif Aslam.

Sarmad Ghafoor – a guitarist and producer for Qayaas and a sessions player for Atif Aslam – contacted Aslam and asked him if he was interested in doing a collaboration with the band.

Initially the band fused a song from their album called Charkha – a separate song from Charkha Nolakha – with Charkha Nolakha and a third song called Kashmir. They sent this version of the song to Rohail Hyatt who said that the lyrical content of the two Charkha’s made them incompatible. So the artists decided to re-work the song as a cover of Charkha Nolakha, giving the sufi poetry a taste of rock.

Watch Atif Aslam and Qayaas Band’s collaboration on the sufi-rock track Charkha Nolakha for Coke Studio Season 5

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Charkha Nolakha Lyrics:

Title: Charka Nolakha – The Priceless Spindle
Language: Punjabi

تیرے بہجوں دل دیا محرما وے
Tere Bahjon Dil Deya Mehrama Ve
oh keeper of my heart?

میرا جونا کھرے چجدہ وے
Mera Jeona Kehre Chajda Ve..
What good is my life without you?

میرے لوں لوں ویچ میری ناس ناس ویچ
Mere Loon Loon Vich Meri Nas Nas Vich
In every pore and every vein of my being

تیری یاد دا تمبا واجدا وے
Teri Yaad Da Tumba Vajda Ve…
The song of your memory strums

آجا ہر چرخے دے گرے
Aja Har Charkhe De Gere
Come with every turn of the wheel

میں تینو یاد کردی
Mein Tenu Yaad Kardi..
I yearn for you

کدی آ تتری دے ویہڑے
Kade Aa Tatri De Vehre
Come to the courtyard

میں تینو یاد کردی
Mein Tenu Yaad Kardi ….
to the one who longs for you

آجا
Aja
Come

عشق دا چرخہ، دخان دیا پونیا
Ishq Da Charkha, Dukhan Diya Puniyan
The spindle of love, the unspun fibers of sorrow

جیوں جیوں کاٹتی جاؤں ہوں پییں گننیاں
Jiyon Jiyon Katti Javan Hon Payiyan Gunniyan
The more I spin, the more they seem to increase

یار فرید قبول کریں
Yaar Fareed Qabool Karein
My friend Fareed, please avow

میدہ سنوال متھرا
Meda Sanwal Mithra
My sweet beloved

شام سلوندا اتے سنوال یار او یار
Sham Salonda Atay Sanwal Yar o Yar
Dark as the evening is my beloved, friend oh friend

میدہ سنوال متھرا شام سالوں سلوندا
Meda Sanwal Mithra Sham Saloon Saloondaa
Salty, dark as the evening is my sweet beloved

یار ملے لجپال ملے تد یاری لاؤں چس ہے
Yaar Mile Lajpal Mile Tad Yari Lawan Chas Hai
Finding the friend, the protector, makes friendship worth it

جیوں تیرے پیار میں کروں انتظار میں کسی سے کہا جائے نا
Jiyon Tere Pyar Mein Karu Intezar Main Kisi Se Kaha Jaye Naaaaaa
Live in your love I wait for you, cannot tell anyone

جالوں تیرے پیار میں کروں انتظار میں
Jalon Tere Pyar Main Karon Intizar Main
Burning in your love I wait for you

کسی سے کہا جائے نا
Kisi Se Kaha Jaye Naaa
Cannot tell anyone

…یرا یہ چرخہ نولکھا کرے
Mera Eh Charkha Noulakha Kure….
This spindle of mine is priceless

…یرا یہ چرخہ نولکھا کرے
Mera Eh Charkha Noulakha Kure…..
This spindle of mine is priceless

…یرا یہ چرخہ نولکھا کرے
Mera Eh Charkha Noulakha Kure….
This spindle of mine is priceless.

آجا
Aja
Come