DEBKA HACHAMOR

 

Yad'a shor konehu vachamor
(ve)gam chamor yad'a
vachamor - ebus be'alav.
Al ken al na tit'mahu, yedidai,
leshem'a agadah
al chamor, chamor me'ulaf.

Arabic:
Galu lilchimar lawein?
ga'al: ya lilchatav, ya lilein!
(x4)

Im/ad boker lasadeh yatz'a fal'ach
(ve)hachamor halach
im hapach lish'ov min ha'ein
Efendi im hakeres ratz lak'rach
lachamor al gav
hachotev etzim shuv to'en

Galu...

K'far el k'far yavi'a omer
um'saprim tamid alav
tachat etz shikmah o tomer
zeh lazeh kol bnei arav.

Galu...

THE DONKEY DEBKA

DEBKA OF THE DONKEY

The ox knows his buyer
And the donkey also knows,
The donkey his masters stable.
Therefore do not be astonished, my friends,
To hear the legend
About a well-trained donkey. *

Arabic:
They asked the donkey, Where are you going?
He answered, To fetch wood and water, where else!
(4X)

In the morning the farmer went out to the field
And the donkey went
With the bucket to draw from the spring.
The rich man with the belly hurries off to town
And on the donkeys back
The woodcutter loads more wood.

They asked

Village to village spreads the tale
And they talk about him constantly,
Under the shade of a sycamore or a palm,
To each other, all the sons of Arabia.

They asked...

 

Hebrew words

Note:
* i.e., a talking donkey
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LYRICS
Emanuel Zamir - Based on first 4 words from Isaiah 1:3
MUSIC
Emanuel Zamir
SINGER
Ron & Nama
Esther Ofarim
Ronit Ophir
Ofra Haza
Tzlili Shabazi & other versions
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Shmuel (Vicki) Cohen
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Danny Kolker of Los Angeles, California, USA.
  Special thanks to Gary Fox of Portland, Oregon, USA for the sources
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