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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark


From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Ya Ana, Ya Ana
(Oh Me, Oh Me)



This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Lebanese song "Ya Ana, Ya Ana", which was sung by Fairuz. Her name is often alternatively spelled as "Feiruz".

Fairouz is a legendary Lebanese vocalist, one of the most deeply respected living singers in the Arab world. She was born in 1934. Her singing career began in the 1950's, and she achieved stardom in the 1960's. Her husband, Assi Rahbani, and his brother Mansour Rahbani, and they achieved legendary status as a composer and lyricist duo. The three worked closely together from the 1950's through 1979, with Fairouz's beautiful voice turning many of their compositions into hits.

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





Me with you
Everybody knew that you are my lover
From my letters to you
If we lost the love you will find me in your heart
and please hide me
Your nights in my eyes are like lighting windows
Take me in your night and promise me
You will not forget me
And me with you



Translations of
Feiruz' Songs On This Site




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 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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