IRISIM

IRISES

Irisim -
Yafot eineha - irisim
U'l'vavi homeh la -
Ela, ela, ela!**

Mot amut!
Ektof ha perach - mot amut!
Ad shachar achakeh la -
Ela, ela, ela!

Erev yored v'shuv overet hi
Ubilvavi halo k'cherev hi -
Ha'od er'eh et shtei einayich - ela?

Shemesh rad,
B'siftoteha shemesh rad,
Or hashki'a yafeh lah -
Ela, ela, ela!

Ruach shat,
B's'ara haruach shat,
Hoy, eich leili koreh la:
Ela, ela, ela!

Shachar oleh v'shuv overet hi
Ubilvavi halo k'cherev hi
Ha'od eshak et siftotayich - ela?

Irisim -
Kawl ha'olam hu irisim -
Rak l'vava hu sela -
Ela, ela, ela!

Irises -
Her eyes are beautiful - irises
And my heart longs for her -
Come!*

I will surely die
I'll pick a flower for her - I'll surely die!
Till dawn I'll wait for her
Come!

Evening descends and again she passes by
And in my heart, it's like a sword
Will I again see your two eyes? - Come!

The sun sets
In her lips, the sun sets
The light of sunset is beautiful on her
Come!

The wind sails
Through her hair, the wind sails
Oh, how my night calls to her:
Come!

Dawn rises and again she passes by
And in my heart, it's like a sword
Will I again kiss your lips? - Come

Irises -
The whole world is irises -
Only her heart is a stone -
Come!

 

איריסים

Hebrew words

Note:
Interpreter's note: ** Ela - Greek word for "come"
Contributor's note:
Irisim is based on a Greek song from 1947 with the title "Yirise, se perimeno, yirise".
Composer: Yannis Vellas
Lyricist: Nikos Fatseas
Singer: Toni Marouda

The Greek version is a so-called "light" (European-style) song, which has remained popular until this day.

LYRICS
Chaim Chefer
MUSIC
Greek Folk Song
SINGER
Ofra Haza
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Yo'av Ashriel 1986
DANCE FORMAT
Circle

Words transliterated and translated by Malka Tischler of Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Contributor's note:
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