How were the days of yore?
What times have come?
These bribe takers have wrecked up the world
Bribe reigns over everything and there is no education
School children, these days don’t work hard
They only copy the lesons
Treatments these days
Happen at doctors’ homes
They don’t prescribe the right medicines
The guard and the forester share the bribe
And send a portion to the ranger
Why then would the forest not be destroyed
The officials have set a bad trend
They ask for a commission as well as chicken
They fool the poor
They don’t even spare their kin
They don’t miss out on anything
They even don’t even spare the bone
The song specifically complains about bribes and corrupt doctors, school teachers, forest rangers and government officials whose corrupt activities have blocked development in the region.
Keno dor buto prano?
Ing kay zamano aav?
Eniya rishpati duniyaa maa gadbad machaao
Ho dor rishpat to chho te padhaan chho na koi
Skuli matho aj menat keraan chho na koi
Dura sari daktara te ghara mella
Zeng zoth na likhaantiff tengey duvaay
Ho gaard te praastar khaan chhe duy
Saathi renjera kan hisso puzaan chhe duy
Phiri zoth jangle ti kin na boy tabaay
Ho blaak ballane enno kam chalaao
kamishan alag te saathi kukar bi khaao
Gareeb lok ene saare ullu banaay
Ho apnane bi maaf na karo enne
Apna hatte hatta kakh bi na gaane ditto
Ho meet ta meet
cho ene haddi bi khaay