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Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov

18 May 05 - 05:39 PM (#1487567)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: HINEH MA TOV
From: chico

(F(intro riff starts on 'f') C Bb Am Dm)

    Gm         Dm
|: Hiné ma tov uma na'im                How good and pleasant it is
    Bb      C       Dm
   Shevet achim gam yachad. :|                For brothers & sisters to sit together.
    F             C
|: Hiné ma tov, hiné ma tov
         Bb       (Am)         Dm
   La la la, la la la la la la la :|

    Gm         Dm
|: Hiné ma tov uma na'im
    Bb       C       Dm
   Shevet achim gam yachad. :|


F          C         
Hiné ma tov uma na'im
F          C7
Hiné ma tov uma na'im
Dm         Am
Hiné ma tov uma na'im
Dm         C7 A7 Dm
Hiné ma tov uma na'im


19 May 05 - 02:54 AM (#1487841)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: GUEST,Allen

If this is sung, everyone should have their arms on the shoulder of those to their right. Rhythm should be like a drinking song, but not too raucous. Remember this is a song about the joys of comradeship.


19 May 05 - 03:58 AM (#1487868)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Mark Cohen

There a(at least) two well-known melodies to this. This one seems to be the one in 4/4, that starts on a pickup beat. The other is a round in 3/4, that starts on the downbeat. The "B" part leaves out the words "uma na'im." Unfortunately I don't have the time to create ABC files of the two tunes...or to search to see if they've been posted.

Aloha,
Mark


19 May 05 - 04:16 AM (#1487881)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: GUEST,Allen

Oh, I've never, ever heard it sung leaving out u'ma na'im. Not to say that there isn't such a version, but that it can't have been very popular hereabouts.


19 May 05 - 08:08 AM (#1487991)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: artbrooks

I have also heard it sung to the tune of Deep in the Heart of Texas, but that may be an unusual variation.


19 May 05 - 11:58 PM (#1488818)
Subject: Tune Add: HINEH MA TOV
From: Mark Cohen

Here is an ABC file of the round.



X:2
T:Hineh Ma Tov
C:
I:abc2nwc
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:C
A A A A A A|d3c3|B A B c2B|A3A3:|
|:e3a3|g2f e3|d c d e2d|c3c3:|


Aloha,
Mark

Click to play

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


20 May 05 - 12:17 AM (#1488824)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: TIA

This was used as the theme song to a tremendous movie about a German Jewish boy who "hid" in the SS. I think it was true. Remember him singing it solo as an old man standing by a canal at the close. Very moving.


20 May 05 - 03:12 AM (#1488902)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Joe Offer

Mark, it would be really nice to have the other tune, if you have time to post it.
Is the Belafonte tune in any way authentic?
-Joe-


20 May 05 - 03:13 AM (#1488903)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Wilfried Schaum

At first, it is from the first verse of Psalm 133: A psalm by David, a song for pilgrimage [to Jerusalem].
At medieval universities it was conceived as a short drinking song.
More abaout this ScribiTrad, Academies, And Drinking: A lecture about Psalm 133,1 held at Ye Olde Black Boy in Kingston Upon Hull on May 1, 2004 ; during the Mudcat Eurogathering.

Sing and enjoy
Wilfried


20 May 05 - 04:34 AM (#1488935)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: GUEST,Allen

Well every kid in Israel learns to sing it in kindergarten. I remeber it sung mostly on fridays, before we did the candles.


20 May 05 - 05:52 AM (#1488989)
Subject: Tune Add: HINEH MA TOV
From: Mark Cohen

Here it is, Joe.

X:1
T:Hineh Ma Tov #2
C:
I:abc2nwc
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:C
A2|d2d2d2ed|c2cB A4|c2BA B2G2|A2A2z2A2|
d2d2d2ed|c2cB A4|c2BA B2G2|A2A2zG ^FG|
A2A2AG ^FG|A4z2Bc|d2cB cB AG|A4zG ^FG|
A2A2AG ^FG|A4z2Bc|d2cB cB AG|A4|]


Some people alternate singing "achim" (brothers) with "achot" (sisters).


Aloha,
Mark

Click to play

To play or display ABC tunes, try concertina.net


20 May 05 - 08:36 AM (#1489064)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: GUEST,Allen

Then they are commiting a grammatical error, as Achot is the singular, Achayot the plural.
Anyway, if it's a mixed group, the masculine form (Achim) is always used.


20 May 05 - 12:41 PM (#1489283)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Mark Cohen

Thanks for the correction, Allen. My Hebrew is not what it used to be. Not that it ever was.

Aloha,
Mark


20 May 05 - 12:57 PM (#1489297)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Joe Offer

I think that second tune is the one Belafonte used, so I guess he's OK. Is he Jewish? Is he still alive, for that matter?
-Joe Offer-


21 May 05 - 01:02 PM (#1490092)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: chico

Belafonte is alive and west indian, of african descent.


27 May 05 - 02:53 AM (#1494086)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Wilfried Schaum

To my lecture about Psalm 133,1 as a student drinking song I have now finally added the Israeli tune. It is adapted from Druze origins and was published in a school songbook, Tel Aviv, 1959/60.

Sing and enjoy
Wilfried


27 May 05 - 11:53 AM (#1494326)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: Once Famous

This is sung very frequently at our Friday night services.


27 May 05 - 12:05 PM (#1494348)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: GUEST,Allen

AHA no wonder it always reminded me a bit of a dabka.


27 May 05 - 06:27 PM (#1494639)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hineh Ma Tov
From: John on the Sunset Coast

Chico, Harry Belafonte is American, born in NYC in 1927 (1924 according to the liner notes of his first album "Mark Twain..." released in 1954). His mother was Jamaican, and he spent about six years of his childhood there. Thankfully he still lives, as you said.

I think of Belafonte as the Kingston Trio of Calypso...he introduced millions of folks to that music, and many of us went on to embrace the more 'ethnically pure ;)' performers. He also provided a showcase for such performers as Miriam Makeba and the Chad Mitchell trio.

With all the things Belafonte has done for human rights, and civil rights, he is a credit to his race-THE HUMAN RACE.

John Hindsill