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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark


From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Min Boukra L'Ashiye
(From Morning Until Evening)


This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to "Min Boukra L'Ashiya", which was sung by Emad Sayyah. The song titled could also be spelled "Min Aboukra L'Ashiye".




All the time I'm sorry
Thinking about the sweetheart who rejected me
Who can help me?
The first glimpse of her, I was in love with her
And I put her in my heart
Where she could live happily
I took her along on my road
Where she left me all by myself
And she took my heart

We had many dreams
When I promised her the wedding rings
She told me she loved me
And I said how happy our families would be
Dancing on the big night.



Where to Get Recordings of this Song

The Night Is Beautiful CD Cover


Artist: Emad Sayyah
CD Title: Modern Belly Dance Music from Lebanon, Volume 6: The Night Is Beautiful

Best of Bellydance CD Cover  

Artist: Various
CD Title: Best of Bellydance from Egypt, Lebanon, Arabia, & Turkey



Translations of
Emad Sayyah's Songs on This Site




About the Translator

This translation was created by Khaled Hegazzi of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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 To explore all the articles and song translations that once appeared on Lennie's Geocities site, visit Lennie's portal page here on

Lennie Clark



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