ERETZ HATZABAR

Eretz veshayim yerek umidbar
Leyad migdal shel mayim ben shviley afar
Sham ani noladti
sham libi nishbar
Bayom shebo lakchu li
et eretz hatzabar

Chorus:
Hayta o lo hayta ani od chai ita
Tachziru li ota kmo shehi hayta
Hayta o lo hayta ani od chai ita
Tachziru li ota et eretz hatzabar

Kova tembel chaki, poni vetaltal
Gazoz chamutz matok
Amud echad chashmal
Seret vefalafel bekoshi chatzi mil
Chalav betoch bakbuk kol boker karagil

Chorus:
Hayta o lo......

Pita vetiara me'al tzamrot broshim
Ben lokeach bat be'erev you shishi
Gogo'im vedudes vegam machbo'im
Hayinu yeladudes velo stam yeladim

Chorus:
Hayta o lo.....

LAND OF THE PRICKLY PEAR

Land, sky, green and desert,
a water tower among dust roads
That's where I was born
that's where my heart broke
On the day that they took away from me
the land of the Prickly Pear.

Chorus:
Was it that way or not - I still live with her,
Bring her back to me the way she was.
Was it that way or not - I still live with her.
Give her back to me, the land of the Prickly Pear.

A khaki 'kova-tembel' hat, pony tail and a hair curl,
a sweet-sour cordial,
a sole electricity pole
A movie and a falafel was only a few cents
Milk was sold in bottles and delivered every morning.

Chorus:
Was it that way or not

Pita bread and a kite over the trees,
The boy picks up the girl on Friday evening,
We had our special games we played,
we were called special nicknames.

Chorus:
Was it that way or not .....

 

Hebrew words

LYRICS
Uzi Hitman
MUSIC
Uzi Hitman
SINGER
Yigal Bashan
CD
Various CD's of Yigal Bashan
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Shmulik Gov Ari 1986
DANCE FORMAT
Circle
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Shmulik Gov Ari 1998
DANCE FORMAT
Partners Kids

Words transliterated and translated by Chana Shuvaly of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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