Ang Sang Waheguru

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Ang Sang Waheguru

An uplifting Sanskrit song I learned from Lindsey Wise, comprised of three ancient Sanskrit mantras adapted by Shimshai.

Composer & Copyright

Song by Shimshai.

Recording

Recording with Lisa G. Littlebird on vocals and guitar and Britta Gudmunson on vocals and charango.

Lyrics

Saach kaho sun layho sabhai

Ang sang waheguru

Approximate Translation

Only those who know love shall know God.

Listen, I speak the truth!

The ecstatic bliss of God is dancing here in every cell of my being.

Ang Sang Waheguru meaning in more detail:

Ang means the limb
Sang means association, society, union, company, friendship.
Wah….means ecstatic bliss and joy in the experience of God
He (pronounced Hay) …. means here and now
Guru….means from darkness (Gu) to light (Ru)… as the Divine Guru lifts us up.

Teaching Notes

I tend to only teach this song in singing circles that are more spiritual or devotional in nature. It’s a great to sing it for an extended time and after all the parts have been learned they can be sung simultaneously. In teaching the pronunciation, note that in every recording I have ever heard, an “a” sound has been added to the end of of all words not ending in vowels, even though it’s not in the written lyrics.

This song is in A.

Guitar chords: A E G A. At the very end the chords are played at half tempo and there’s a D before the final chord resolution.

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Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)

 

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