SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

8. Leyli o Majnun / Leyli and Majnun

Voice with santur

This song is also in the mode of Chakavak.

Chashmi ke nazar negah nadarad

Bas fette ke bar sar-e del arad

ahu-ye kamand-e zolf-e khuban

Khod ra be halak miseparad


The wanton eye which does not check its gaze

Brings much trouble upon the heart

The gazelle snared in the locks of the fair ones

Surrenders itself to destruction.