heri yamunā-jalamanasija mātala
pūrala muralī niśāna
sakhā-gaṇa sańge rańge kata khelata
bhora manorathe calala bipina pathe
choḍi śiśu sańgahi mājha
sṛjala taraṇī-khāni prabāla mukutā-maṇi
mājhe mājhe hīrāra gānthani
sāri sāri yoje guḍā ratana kāñcane moḍā
pherayāle bājata kińkiṇī
tapana-tanayā tīre taraṇī la-iyā phire
gobinda-dāsa kahe naukāya basi rahe
pherayālera ghuńghura bāja
(Refrain) Glancing at the Yamuna’s waters, Lord Krsna, the jewel of the wise, filled His flute with music. Now He was wild with Kamadeva’s desires.
1) How many games did the king of dancers play and play with His gopa friends? Then, pushed by a certain desire, He left the boys’ company and walked alone on the forest path.
2) With that flute-music He created a boat, a boat made of jewels, pearls, and coral, a boat with decks made of diamonds, a boat with seat after seat made of gold and jewels, a boat with many small bells that jangled as it moved.
3) Lord Krsna, the wise king of heroes, entered that boat and set out from the Yamuna’s banks. Govinda dasa says: As the boat moved, its many small bells jangled.