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Thread #69858   Message #1190170
Posted By: mg
20-May-04 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
Here is my Palestinian song. I think I probably posted it before but I find it interesting because she takes on an African-American style song, probably to an old tune, about the River Jordan and she really is there. Sort of full circle. I think her sons are in deep trouble and she wants to see the Queen of Jordan who is a Palestinian refugee.

I think the tune is going to see the King...or maybe close but not exact. I don't really know that song.

CHORUS
I'm going over Jordan going to see the Queen
Going over Jordan, I am going to see the Queen
She is the queen of Jordan and the queen of Nazareen
Hallelu hallelu halleluia

In the river Jordan going to wash away my sins
In the river Jordan going to wash away my sins
No one but God and Allah know the trouble I am in
Hallelu hallelu halleluia

In the river Jordan going to stand upon a rock
In the river Jordan going to stand upon a rock
Call to all my neighbors and say neighbors can we talk
Hallelu hallelu halleluia

The queen she is so beautiful the queen she is so smart
The queen she is so beautiful the queen she is so smart
She gathers all the children and takes them to her heart
Hallelu hallelu halleluia

Going over Jordan ask the queen to set me free
Going over Jordan ask the queen to set me free
I am a humble refugee but she was once like me
Hallelu hallelu halleluia

I'll take my olive branches and plant the trees of peace
I'll take my olive branches and plant the trees of peace
And pray that all my people will one day be released
Hallelu hallelu halleluia