IR LEVANA

Miketzef gal va'ananah
baniti ir li levanah
k'motam kotz'pah, k'motam shot'fah
k'motam yafah
im boker tzach chalon nif'kach
ve'at yaldah tzofah bo kach
k'mo yonah hanechonah lime'ufah

Ki ba hashachar veha'or
vechol iri tetze lis'chor
va'amusah hi masa
la'ayefah
hineh iri g'dolah ka'or
ve'at garger avak afor
garger avak shedavak
litze'ifah

Miketzef gal va'ananah
baniti ir li levanah
k'motam kotz'pah, k'motam shot'fah
k'motam yafah
im erev rach chalon nif'kach
ve'at yaldah tzofah bo kach
k'mo malkah hamechakah le'alufah

Ki ba halailah vehash'chor/halailah hashachor
iri mu'eret s'chor s'chor
ve'oroteiha
ravid lach al tzavar.
Hineh iri g'dolah kaleil
ve'hi armon anak afel
veyaldati bo molechet
ad machar.

A WHITE CITY

Out of surf and cloud
I built me a white city
Frothy, billowy,
And lovely.
On a clear morn, a window opens
And you, my girl, gaze out
Like a dove poised for her flight.

For dawn has come, and the light.
My city will venture out to commerce
Laden
to exhaustion.
Now my city is as big as the light
And you are but a grey speck of dust
That has clung
To its shawl.

Out of surf and cloud
I built me a white city
Frothy, billowy,
And lovely.
On a gentle eve, a window opens
And you, my girl, gaze out
Like a queen awaiting her champion.

For (black)night has come, and the dark.
My city is lit ‘round and ‘round
And its lights are
Your necklace of jewels.
Now my city is a big as the night,
A dim gigantic castle
Where my girl reigns
Till the morrow.

 
Hebrew words

Note:
Also sung by:
Shimon Bar
Arik Einstein
Gary Eckstein
Shlomit Aharon
Video

LYRICS
Naomi Shemer
MUSIC
Naomi Shemer
SINGER
Ronit Ophir
Ofira Gluska
Tzilah Dagan
Lolik
Shlomo Artzi

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Danny Kolker of Los Angeles, California, USA.
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