DEBKA ABAYA

ABAYA DANCE 

Etkashet li be'abaya*
Ve'etze lakfar.
Al roshi asim keffiyah**
Al susi edhar.
Le'et tzet banot lashoket
El hakfar avo.
Sham ulai li mishtokeket
Almat chen, yeh ho.

Heya hoisa, diyo di!
Utza susli, utza li.
Heya hoisa, diyo di!
Utza susli, utza li.
Al tir'uni shelevad
Edhar bemish'oli.
Be'shuvi im bat edhara:
Almat chen sheli.

Minei boker ve'ad erev
Zeh leili bi yach.
Batza'if etkas(eh) al derech
Vechadi li ach.
Ki er'da lish'ov bashoket
Lev el kad yehom.
Al susi dodi lashoket
Lo yavo pit'om.

Heya hoisa, diyo di!
Utza susli, utza li.
Al tir'uni shelevad
Ashuv mishoket li.
Ki yavo - imo edhara
Ushvilo shvili.

DEBKA ARABIC ROBE

ARABIC ROBE 

I will dress up in an abaya*
And go out to the village.
On my head I'll put a keffiyah**
On my horse I'll gallop.
At the time the girls come out to the trough
I'll come to the village.
Perhaps there a lovely young woman
Is longing for me.

Hey, giddyup!
Rush, my horse, rush for me.
Hey, giddyup!
Rush, my horse, rush for me.
Don't fear for me, because alone
I gallop on my path.
When I return the girl will ride with me:
My lovely young woman.

From morning to evening
(The thought of ) this night strikes me.
On the road I'll cover myself with a veil
And my pitcher will be as a confidant.
As I kneel to draw water from the trough
My heart will pound towards the pitcher.
On my horse, suddenly, my beloved
Will arrive at the trough.

Hey, giddyup!
Rush, my horse, rush for me.
Don't fear for me, that alone
I'll return from my trough.
For he will come - with him I'll gallop
And his path will be my path.

 

דבקה עבאיה

Hebrew words
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Note:
* abaya = Arab robe

** keffiyah = Arab headdress

LYRICS
Emanuel Zamir
MUSIC
Na'im Rajwan based on Arab Folk
SINGER
Ofra Haza
Ronit Ophir
CD
CD Shirei Moledet 3 Track 10

Words transliterated and translated by Malka Tischler of Brooklyn, NY, USA.
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