Mazool Shahenshah

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Mazool Shahenshah

A DEPOSED MONARCH

Ho Mubarik Uss Shahenshah-e-Nikofar Jaam Ko
Jis Ki Qurbani Se Asrar-e-Mulookiyat Hain Faash

Good luck to that King, cashiered so gracefully, whose
Dismissal shows how a ruling Power behaves!

‘Shah’ Hai Bartanvi Mandar Mein Ek Mitti Ka But
Jis Ko Kar Sakte Hain, Jab Chahain Poojari Paash Paash

In Britain’s fane the King is only a plaster
Image its worshippers smash whenever they choose;

Hai Ye Mushk Amaiz Afyoon Hum Ghulamon Ke Liye
Sahir-e-Ungleen ! Mara Khawaja’ay Digar Taraash

Its opiate incense is for us, the slaves,
Come, English swindler, bring out our new master!

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