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Ana 3indi Ahwa Morra
(I Have Sour Arabian Coffee)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Arabic song "Ana 3indi Ahwai Morra" was sung by Dareen (Darine) Hadchiti. The song title is sometimes spelled at "El Ahwi Merra". Also included is a transliteration of the Arabic lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

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

 

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Sung by Darine Hadchiti

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
   
Baddak sikkar hitt iw zeed 3ala zoaak add ma bitreed. If you want sugar, put it in and increase it as you want to your taste and your wish.
Baddak sikkar hitt iw zeed 3ala zoaak add ma bitreed. If you want sugar, put it in and increase it as you want to your taste and your wish.
   
Ilahwai illi ibtishrabha 3indi ma bitshrab mitla barra, ma ibtishrab mitla barra. The coffee you drink at my place you can not drink like it in another place, in another place.
   
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi ilahwai fann 3a eidayyi bit-han bin. The coffee I have is an art, I pulverize it with my hands.
Ana 3andi ilahwai fann 3a eidayyi bit-han bin. The coffee I have is an art, I pulverize it with my hands.
3andi ilahwai asliyaih bilnak-ha illibnaniyaih. I have the original coffee with the Lebanese taste.
3andi ilahwai asliyaih bilnak-ha illibnaniyaih. I have the original coffee with the Lebanese taste.
   
Win Shiftak 3am tishrab ahwai, mish 3am tishrab mayyaih morra. Your lips are drinking coffee and not sour water.
Baddak sikkar hitt iw zeed 3ala zoaak add ma bitreed. If you want sugar, put it in and increase it as you want to your taste and your wish.
Ilahwai illi ibtishrabha 3indi ma bitshrab mitla barra, ma ibtishrab mitla barra. The coffee you drink at my place you can not drink like it in another place, in another place.
   
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Haad ilshakhs illi ibhibo iw mish momkain ghayair darbo. This is the guy I love and I can not change his road.
Haad ilshakhs illi ibhibo iw mish momkain ghayair darbo. This is the guy I love and I can not change his road.
Bibaa haddo tool il3omr laou baddi imshi 3al janb. I will stay beside him all my life if I have to walk aside.
Bibaa haddo tool il3omr laou baddi imshi 3al janb. I will stay beside him all my life if I have to walk aside.
Mafi 3indi haik iw haik, bihidhni iw ba albi horra. I do not have this way and that way, in my lap and my heart I am free.
   
Baddak sikkar hitt iw zeed 3ala zoaak add ma bitreed. If you want sugar, put it in and increase it as you want to your taste and your wish.
Ilahwai illi ibtishrabha 3indi ma bitshrab mitla barra, ma ibtishrab mitla barra. The coffee you drink at my place you can not drink like it in another place, in another place.
   
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.
Ana 3andi Ahwai morra min doon sikkar bilmarra. I have Arabian coffee (roasted coffee without cardamom) without sugar.

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Eddam el Kel by Darine Hadchiti

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Listen to Clip

Artist: Darine Hadchiti
CD Title: Eddam El Kel

 

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About the Translator

More than 100 song translations that appear on this web site, including this one, were created by Dr. Tahseen Alkoudsi. Together with his wife Kathe, Tahseen owned an import business in Lawrence, Kansas known as Cartouche.

Dr. Alkoudsi's imports business was his second career. His first career was in the service of the United Nations. Born in Damascus, Syria, he came to the U.S. for his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, and worked in San Francisco. He joined the United Nations in Yemen, and worked in Saudi Arabia. He then joined the UNESCO Regonal Office for Arab States. He visited most of the Arab States in the course of his work, responsible for introducing computer sciences into educational facilities. For a time, he was stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He retired from that work in 1995.

Sadly, Tahseen died on Sunday, October 15, 2006. See this link for his obituary.

To me, Tahseen was so much more than a contributor to my web site. Even though we lived far apart, I saw Tahseen and Kathe several times over the years. I always appreciated their warmth and generosity. I first "met" Tahseen online back in 1997 on the med-dance list on the Internet, where he periodically posted messages. I knew he was in Lawrence, Kansas, so when a business trip arose requiring me to travel to the Kansas City area, I emailed him to say I'd be in the neighborhood. He and Kathe came to Kansas City for an evening get-together at Tasso's restaurant, and they invited several local dancers to join us. I saw them on follow-up visits to Kansas City. They vended at Rakkasah for several years, and it was always a pleasure to greet them there in the anteroom off to the left of the main stage. I also enjoyed encountering them in Egypt at the Ahlan wa Sahlan festival.

Tahseen will be missed by many.

Tahseen Alkoudsi

 

 

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