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Ya Tamra Henna
(O Henna Flower)

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the classic Egyptian song "Ya Tamra Henna", which was sung by Fayza Ahmed in the 1957 movie Tamra Henna.

There are two songs in the movie that people think of as being titled "Tamra Henna". This translation does not refer to the happy, upbeat song that Naima Akef uses for a dance performance in the movie. Instead, this translation is a sad, mournful song in which the lyrics say "Ya Tamra Henna". At this point in the plot, the young woman named Tamra Henna (Henna Flower) has vanished, and her old friends don't know where she has gone. In this song, her fiancé's sister Maissa (Fayza Ahmed) sings this song to ask what has become of her.

Composed By: Mohammed Moogy

 

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Listen to MP3 Clips of this Song

Note Sung by Fayza Ahmed in the movie Tamra Henna
Note As played on Jalilah's Raks Sharki 3 - Journey of the Gipsy Dancer

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Lyrics

Henna Flower, why did you leave us?
All the flowers in the garden bloomed, only you are missing.
Day and night we're searching for you to give you your lover's message.
He has been waiting a long time, you have a heart of stone.
You were our star, we were proud of you.
We love you, all of us.
You deserted us.
I asked everywhere about you, none told me your whereabouts.
They pretended that you died.
A lot of bad gossip about you.
The above lyrics repeat several times in different ways.

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Jalilah's Raks Sharki 3: Journey of the Gipsy Dancer CD Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: Hossam Shaker and his Ensemble
CD Title: Jalilah's Raks Sharki 3: Journey of the Gipsy Dancer

 

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About the Translator

This translation comes from the English subtitles on the original VHS tape version of the movie Tamra Henna.

 

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