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Enta Habib Ayouni
(You Are the Lover of My Eyes)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Arabic song "Inta Habeeb A'youni", which was sung by Maya Nasri and Hadi Khalil. 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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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Iw-inti yaa a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Eih. Eih.
   
Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Iw-inti yaa a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
   
Inta illi wahdak bitmoon, wi l-houbbak kil chey bey hoon. You alone have the right to tell me what to do and for your love everything will be easy.
Inta illi wahdak bitmoon, wi l-houbbak kil chey bey hoon. You alone have the right to tell me what to do and for your love everything will be easy.
Laou baiyn ilnasmaat bitkoun, ma ibshouf ghayrak int. Even if you were among the breeze, I wouldn't see anyone but you.
Inta illi wahdak bitmoon, wi l-houbbak kil chey bey hoon. You alone have the right to tell me what to do and for your love everything will be easy.
Laou baiyn ilnasmaat bitkoun, ma ibshouf ghayrak int. Even if you were among the breeze, I wouldn't see anyone but you.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti yaa a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
   
Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti yaa a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
   
Ya basmate a'omri ilhanoonaih, iw-rabeea'i iw-ahlaam ijnooni. O' my compassionate life's smile and my spring and my craziness' dreams.
Ya basmate a'omri ilhanoonaih, iw-rabeea'i iw-ahlaam ijnooni. O' my compassionate life's smile and my spring and my craziness' dreams.
Ikhlikt, irbeet iw ib-aalbi itkouni. Iw-ibghayraik maa ihlimt. I was created, grow up and you are in my heart and I didn't dream about anyone, but you.
Aah, ya basmate a'omri ilhanoonaih, iw-rabeea'i iw-ahlaam ijnooni. Aah, O' my compassionate life's smile and my spring and my craziness' dreams.
Ikhlikt, irbeet iw ib-aalbi itkouni. Iw-ibghayraik maa ihlimt. I was created, grow up and you are in my heart and I didn't dream about anyone, but you.
   
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti yaa a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
   
Inta killi a'irfouk, wi-illi bassas fi shaafouk. You, every one who knew you and saw you.
Inta killi a'irfouk, wi-illi bassas fi shaafouk. You, every one who knew you and saw you.
Ghair killi il-a'alam wasafouk ... Shaghail baali int. Different from all the people described you. You are occupying my mind.
Inta killi a'irfouk, wi-illi basoo fi shaafouk, ghair killi il-a'alam wasafouk .... Shaghail baali int. You, every one who knew you and saw you. You are different from others and you are occupying my mind.
   
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Eih. Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. Eih. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
   
Aah. Aah.
   
Min aalbi, iw-rouhi habbaiytake. Ib-ahla ghinniyyaih ghannaytake. From my heart and soul, I loved you, and the nicest song I sang for you.
Min aalbi, iw-rouhi habbaiytake. Ib-ahla ghinniyyaih ghannaytake. From my heart and soul, I loved you, and the nicest song I sang for you.
Iw-jiwaat a'youni khabaitak, ya malyanaih asraar. Deep in my eyes full of secrets, I hid you.
Min aalbi, iw-rouhi habbaiytake. Ib-ahla ghinniyyaih ghannaytake. Jiwaat a'youni khabaitak, ya malyanaih asraar. From my heart and soul, I loved you, and the nicest song I sang for you. Deep in my eyes full of secrets, I hid you.
   
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Iw-inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Eih. Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. Eih. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Inta habeeb a'youni iw-nour a'youni int. You are my eyes' lover and my eyes' glow ... You.
Inta houbbi iw-ijnouni iw-da-aate aalbi int. You are my love, my craziness and my heart's beats ... You.
Iw-inti amar il-layaali wil hob ill shaaghail baali. You are the nights' moon and the love that is occupying my mind.
Inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Iw-inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.
Iw-inti ya a'omri il-ghaali iw-laou laaki ma kint. You, my precious life and without you, I wouldn't exist.

 

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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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