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    Ok here's a translation I need from our specialists. I have two versions of this song, but would love to have it translated. Anyone know the lyrics, composer of Samra Ya Samra? Thanks.
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    Hi Yasmine. I came across this one a little while ago. There are also quite a few other songs translated too. http://www.geocities.com/arabicsongt...ons/linda.html

    Samra Ya Samra
    Karim Mamoud

    "The translation is by George Dabai, who used to be one of the musicians at the Arabic clubs in San Francisco," Linda writes. "I took singing and percussion classes from him for several years. You can find the song on many, many old tapes."

    Samra ya Samra marra fee marra
    Shaghalny hawaku
    Shaghalny hawaku
    Damek gheffa our tag el effa
    Shabakny maakee shabaknee maakee
    Samra ya Samra helwa ya samra
    Ya Samra ya Samra

    Samra ya helwa ya lahne ya ghen
    Wa ya ahla raneen
    Wa ya ahla raneen
    Seher el hageb dabeyet aageb alhelween
    Shoftoh ba ateh min nary ya Samra
    Shoftoh ba ateh min nary ya Samra
    Tayeh ked mosh dary ya Samra
    Wente el kass we shafayfek khamra
    Ya Samra ya Samra ya helwa ya Samra
    Ya Samra ya Samra

    Wared khedoudek gah aala oudek zadoh gamal
    Khala el sho'ore ye shoofoo el somur ye batoo fe hal
    Eirfoo el nar wel gheira ya Samra
    Aashoo fe zouil ou heira ya Samra
    Wente el kass el shafayfek khamsa
    Ya Samra ya Samra ya helwa ya Samra

    Batlob widek alan foli radek
    Maana el aafaa
    Afra beike wa oul-le-aayheke
    Ya ramz el kheffa
    Radek fee el aazaya Samra
    Aeayef albee maaza ya Samra
    Winta el Kass we shafeyek khamra
    Samra ya Samra ya helwa ya Samra
    Ya Samra ya Samra

    (Editor's note: what follows is a "very rough translation", according to Linda.)

    Samra (black comlexion)
    Time after time I see you
    Your love disturbs the hell out of me
    Your light blood", she's cute.

    ("Light blood" is a compliment in Arabic, has something to do with a person's mood.)

    By looking at her, you can tell she's honest
    That's the reason I fell in love with
    It has a beautiful tune to the ear
    (Comparing her to a beautiful song)
    This eyebrow of yours makes the one next to you un-beautiful

    I saw her I became
    By all the fire in my heart
    I don't know where I am
    You are the glass of love and your lips are the booze
    Your cheeks make your body more beautiful.
    (He is comparing her to a rose on a stem)
    You make blondes look at brunettes and get jealous
    Every time I ask you to come close to me I get the answer:
    The meaning of purity
    I am so happy looking at you and I tell your eyes
    Your answer is a big meaning to me
    You have added much love to my heart

    Last edited by Mouse; 12-19-2006 at 04:25 AM. Reason: gramma check

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    Thanks Mouse, Is there a way to print the lyrics?
    Yasmine

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    if you select the text then either hit print on your keyboard or go to File/Print in your browser you will get a box pop up and you will have the option to print the selection

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    or you can go to the thread tools on this thread and select 'show printable version' and just print the whole page if thats easier

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    The Geocities web site no longer exists, so Mouse's original link no longer works. However, the owner of that now-defunct web site gave me permission to reproduce her translations on my site. Therefore, the lyrics of that song (along with more than 200 other translations) can now be found on my web site at this link:

    http://shira.net/music/lyrics/samra-ya-samra.htm

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