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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark

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From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Abu Ouyoun Garea
(The One With the Brave Eyes)

 

 

Photo of Abdel Halim Hafez

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular Egyptian song "Abu Ouyoun Garea", which was sung by Abdel Halim Hafez.

Abdel Halim Hafez was a legendary Egyptian vocalist who was at the peak of his popularity in the 1960's, famous both as a singer and as a movie star. He was known as the "Dark Nightingale."

This song title is sometimes spelled as "Abou Ouyoun Jareaa".

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

Music: Kamal Al Taweel

 

 

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Lyrics

Tell the One with the Brave Eyes
I loved her from the first minute
Tell her I love her
And her love took me down to her deep seas

The One with Brave eyes
I was without problems
Living with my empty heart
The brave eyelashes passed and called me
I was lost in the deepest sea
Tell me why it happened
I wonder with much love and worries
Tell her the truth, I'm in love from the first minute
I am lost in the deep seas
Make up her heart
Or make me forget her love.

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Cairo Road CD Cover  

Artist: Various
CD Title: Cairo Road: Great Songs of the Arab World

 

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Translations of
Abdel Halim Hafez's Songs On This Site

Other translations of songs performed by Abdel Halim Hafez on this web site include:

 

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Acknowledgements

About the Translator

Adel Abdallah is an Egyptian who resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you are traveling to that great city, he invites you to stop by the Cafe Picasso, located at 3401 Chartres (on the corner of Chartres and Desire, in the Bywater). The cafe serves delicious Middle Eastern food, and offers shiisha smoking. They are open daily except for Sundays, from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. (Deliveries until 10 P.M.) The phone number is (504) 948-6881.

The translation summary was done by Adel at Lennie Clark's request. Muchisimas gracias to Kruz, (whose Morocco to India ethnic boutique, located in the historic French Quarter, is not-to-be-missed) for suggesting Adel as a translator.

 

About the Source

This article originally appeared on Lennie Clark's web site, "Arabic Song Translations." Lennie created this web site in 2002 as a response to discussion on the Internet regarding incidents of dancers who performed inappropriate sensual dances to religious music. Lennie's web site resided on a free web hosting service known as Geocities.

When the planned October 2009 closure of the Geocities web hosting service was announced, Lennie and Shira agreed to move the contents of Lennie's site to Shira.net. To explore all the articles and song translations that once appeared on Lennie's Geocities site, visit Lennie's portal page here on Shira.net.

Lennie Clark

 

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