Mudcat Café message #3975808 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7975   Message #3975808
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Feb-19 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (Weavers, et al.)
Subject: ADD: Zeina Zeina (Arabic-Salman Natour)
ZEINA ZEINA
Arabic (Salman Natour)

Zeina, zeina, zeina, zeina,
Makhad yuwkaf beini l'beina
Bleilet t’wa adna.
Yalla ma’ana ma’ana yalla
Nydbek dabkih, nurkus hora
Ma’as adna.

Zeina, zeina,
Yalla ghrannu ma’ana
Ah’lan bikom ya
As'kha' 'a 'a 'ab.
Zeina, zeina
Yalla rudu ma'ana
Yalla ya kul lell akhbab.

Zeina, zeina
(Clap) Nurkus hera nydbek
Dabkih, yalla
Khubi ad u’ma ba’adna.
Zeina, zeina
(Clap) Ghrannu ma’ana, ghrannu
Ma’ana ghrannu,
Zeina, zeina, zeina!

LITERAL TRANSLATION
Beautiful, beautiful
Nothing can come between us.
We will dance the hora,
Dance the dabka.
Sing, dance, sing,
Beautiful, beautiful!