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Thread #2800   Message #2202907
Posted By: GUEST,Volgadon
26-Nov-07 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
Subject: RE: Hebrew/ Yiddish/ Ladino songs
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We also have to watch the last Hebrew letter which can be pronounced as a "t" or a "s". Modern Hebrew folksongs, will use the "t" and older folk songswill likely use the "s". That should keep us on our toes! "

The Hebrew letter 't' should NOT be pronounced as 's', if you are singing a Hebrew song. That is the Yiddish variant and sounds very nasty. For singing Yiddish songs that's a different matter.


Mike, if it's the song I'm thinking of, it's the Hebrew version of a Russian one by Isakovsky and Blanter (both of Katyusha fame). The Hebrew lyrics were written by Ya'akov Shabtai:

ma yafe mitseva ets tapu'ach
ha'omed bagan bimlo preicha?
may yafe merega lo yadu'a
et ahuv libi holech ve'ba?
basimla halvana perach; basimla halvana.
kshe'yadi be'chaf-yado tanuch
v'eshma et shmi al siftotav
nishmati k'ets livneh tanua
v'libi kayam over gdotav/

al sadot shketim limlo ha'ain
laila kvar yarad vekochavim.
shikorim milev v'lo mi'yain
kmo nigun noded bamerchavim.
basimla halvana perach; basimla halvana.
misaviv ganei-hapri v'rei'ach
shel aviv chadash vshel pricha.
al rosheinu mtayel yare'ach
v'oro shakuf um'chushaf.

koh bahir ha'car v'lach ha'esev
she'tzava yarok et ha'shvilim.
ei-misham harmonika b'etsev
et shira tashir leloh milim.
basimla halvana perach; basimla halvana.
ma yafe mitseva ets tapu'ach
ha'omed bagan bimlo preicha?
may yafe merega lo yadu'a
et ahuv libi holech ve'ba?