Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) was a Bengali writer, musician and artist. He was the first non-European and the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. He wrote this song in 1887.

তবু মনে রেখো - (Tabu Mone Rekho) - Indian Children's Songs - India - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


(We added in where the chorus is sung in the recording.)

Tobu mone rekho

Tobu mone rekho
Tobu mone rekho jadi dure jai chale
Tobu mone rekho
Jadi puraton prema dhaka pare jai nabopremajale
Tobu mone rekho
Tobu mone rekho

Jadi thaki kachakachi,
Dakhite na pao chhayara matan aachi na aachi -
Tobu mone rekho
Tobu mone rekho

Jadi jala ase aankhipaate,
Ekdina jadi khela theme jai madhurate,
Tobu mone rekho
Eka dina jadi badha pare kaje sharada prate
Mone rekho
Jodi pariya mone
Chalo-chalo jala nai dekha daya nayankone -
Tobu mone rekho
Tobu mone rekho.


"There is no bigger cultural icon in India and Bangladesh than Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). A renowned novelist, poet, musician, and philosopher... Tagore is responsible for shaping the modern Indian identity." -The Art Institute of Chicago



Sung by Rabindranath Tagore himself.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Image (Untitled) by Rabindranath Tagore (1934).

Translated by Lisa Yannucci.