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Am Fattesh 'A 'Arous
(I'm Searching For A Bride)

 

These are the lyrics for "Am Fettesha El Gharous" as sung by Emad Sayyah, a prolific Lebanese musician who has created a large amount of music suitable for dancing.

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

Lyrics: Emad Sayyah
Music: Emad Sayyah

 

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Listen to MP3 Clips of this Song

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Sung by Emad Sayyah

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Chorus:

Chorus:

Am fettesha el Gharous: I'm searching for a bride:
Kon hillowah mayaha flous. She must be beautiful and rich.
   
Wehkool andaha seeyara, And she should have a car,
Terah misleh tayarah. One that flies like a jet.
Weh ahlehl kil ma tot lobe But above all, she must make
Min Gharisha yehkoon hamfous. No demands upon her bridegroom.
   

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

   
Badeeha tekoun jabaleeyah I'd like her to be a mountain girl
We Ghayouhah tekoun yasalehyah, With dark brown eyes like honey,
Weh yalah fidoodha wardmem fatah Her cheeks red as blooming roses.
Arib arib yatarous! I'll puff myself up like a peacock for her!
   

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

   
Hadee bayahah mah badooh, Her father won't ask anything of me,
Hadee imhah mah badooh; Her mother won't ask anything of me;
Hadee mah bah deshwarib, They won't ask for a "mustache,"
Sirik yawah shil mahayafrous. They won't want me to be a leader about town.
   

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

   
Badri erkab shahtourah I'll take my horse and buggy
Weh dareeh kilih mahmourah. And drive through the city streets.
Barki haydi nila eeha -- Then, maybe, when I find her --
Weh behensah hal kabous. I'll just forget all these requirements!
   

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Best Songs by Emad Sayyah Album Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: Emad Sayyah
CD Title: Best Songs

 

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Translations of
Emad Sayyah's Songs on This Site

 

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About the Translator

I'd like to thank Hanan el-Masry Lang for doing this translation and transliteration of "Am Fettesha el Gharous", and also Shauna Pickett-Gordon for sharing it with this web site. Hanan is an Egyptian-American.

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