SH'CHORAH VENAVAH 
SHECHORA ANI 

I am black and beautiful
As a lily among the thorns,
For my soul is lovesick;
Refresh me with apples.

I am black from the sun and beautiful
From my keeping of vineyards,
My beloved whom my soul has loved
Is the most handsome of young men.

I am black…

As I sleep, the voice of my beloved
Calls out: "Open for me, my sister,
For you are my heart and my being;
Come, O come to me, my turtle dove."

I am black…

BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL 
I AM DARK 

I am black and beautiful
As a lily among the thorns,
For my soul is lovesick;
Refresh me with apples.

I am black from the sun and beautiful
From my keeping of vineyards,
My beloved whom my soul has loved
Is the most handsome of young men.

I am black…

As I sleep, the voice of my beloved
Calls out: "Open for me, my sister,
For you are my heart and my being;
Come, O come to me, my turtle dove."

I am black…

 
שחורה אני ונאוה

שחורה אני ונאוה
כשושנה בין החוחים,
כי נפשי חולת אהבה
רפדו אותי בתפוחים.

שחורה משמש אני ונאוה
נוטרת את הכרמים,
דודי אשר נפשי אהבה
הוא היפה בעלמים.

שחורה אני...

ישנה אני וקול דודי
קורא: "פתחי לי, אחותי,
כי את ליבי ומאודי
בואי, בואי, יונתי."

שחורה אני...


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LYRICS
Bible - Song of Songs 1:5,6; 2:2, 2:5; 5:6
MUSIC
Meir Nisim / Gerry Grand
SINGER
Shimi Tavori

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Words translated by Gila Ansell Brauner of Jerusalem, Israel.
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