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Ya Reem Wadi Thaqif
(O Gazelle of Thaqif Ravine)


This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Saudi Arabian song "Ya Reem Wadi Thaqif", which has been recorded by Najah Salam, Hani Mitwasi, and others. Other spellings for this song title include "Ya Rym Wady Tagif", "Ya Rim Th9eif", and "Ya Reem Wadi Thkeif".

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.

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional




Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Ya reem Wadi Thaqif, latif jismak latif Oh Thaqif Ravine's gazelle, your body is so beautiful. (1)
Mashut ana lak wasif, fi anas sheklak gharib I've never found anybody like you, you're extraordinary among people.
Anta a-muna w almal fi muhjati lak mahal You're the wish and the hope — you own a place in my heart.
Ya man bhosnah ektamal ma tarahamun al-habib Oh perfect one, you're not showing any mercy to the beloved.
Ya leit w s'lek ye'ood, wa saad bilatim al-khudud I wish you could come back, and it makes me happy kissing your cheeks.
yaleili tashady alurud, galebi burbik yatib Oh, you who smells like roses, my heart is healed when I draw nearer to you.
abdak dhanah el gharam, saher we ghiro yenam Your slave is exhausted by the passion, sleepless while others sleep.
Ya zen hedha haram, lu sah malou mujib Oh beauty, this is sinful, if i scream no one answers.
Eh magsedak fi dhanay el wasl ghayet monay What do you intend by wearing me out? My goal is being with my beloved.
bellah haggeg rajay men yegsedak ma yekheeb Oh God, make my dream come true, that the one who comes to you is never disappointed.
  1. Thaqif is a village in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia known for its mountains, valleys, and vegetation.



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