|GO FORTH, DAUGHTERS|
|Tzena, tzena, tzena, tzena habanot, urena
Al-na, al-na, al-na, al-na,
Al-na titchabena miben-chayil ish tzava.
forth, daughters, and see
soldiers in the settlement.
Do not be afraid of a soldier, one of the army.
The song dates from the pre-independence days of Israel.
It has been recorded by Pete Seeger, Mitch Miller, and many others.
Singable English translations of Tzena Tzena
Regarding "Tzena," The Weavers had a gigantic hit of this song, sung in Hebrew, in the 50's.
To my knowledge, this was the first Hebrew folksong sung by folksingers to be a popular song hit.
The Weavers deserve a huge place in folkmusic history. Their "Goodnight, Irene" was the first huge folkmusic hit. "Tzena" was immediately covered by others.
Another cover of the song was sung by Vic Damone (Mercury Records, August 1950)
More about the song
Copyright by Issachar Miron and EMI.
|SINGER||Various including the Gevatron, Parvarim and Yaffa Yarkoni|
|CD||The Parvarim, 40th Anniversary Volume One Disc 1 Track 9|
|AUDIO||Audio link above from the Ron Eliran website|
|SHEET MUSIC||From Sheet Music Plus.com|
|DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER|| 3 versions:
Dvora Lapson 1960 / Moti Alfassy 1979 / Rivka Sturman 1983
Circle dance (all versions)
|Words sent in by Ross Presser Gloucester City, New Jersey, USA|
|Background information sent in by Jim Stokes|
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