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From the Site

Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark

Lennie

From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Ya Bajat Al Rouh
(You, the Pleasure of the Soul)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the song "Ya Bajat al-Rouh", which was sung by the legendary Syrian musician Sabah Fakhri.

This song title is sometimes spelled as "Ya Bahjat Arroh".

 

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Lyrics

You, the Pleasure of the Soul
The heart is wounded and no solution
How can you leave me?
You drove me crazy when you are far away
My heart loves you
Bring the drink of comfort
And give it to the lovers
Oh night, oh night, oh night
Bring the drink of comfort
And let the lovers drink

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Cairo Road CD Cover  

Artist: Various
CD Title: Cairo Road: Great Songs of the Arab World

 

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Translations of
Sabah Fakhri's Songs on this Site

 

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Acknowledgements

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

Lennie Clark

 

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