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    Default Amina - El Hantour

    Hey everyobody (especially Arabic speaking everybody)

    I've found this song by Amina called El Hantour, it kind of has a shaabi feel and I'd like to use it for just that. Would anybody have a translation or written lyrics to it?

    I hope somebody can help. If there's anyone willing to translate from the song I can upload it to 4shared.

    Thanks many many many times in advance
    Iris

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    Yes, Hantour is very popular shaabi song in Egypt and even in other Arab countries as well. It, too, is from a Egyptian movie.

    Hantour in the name for carriage, the types that horses pull.

    The chorus sings tyrgn, tyrgn.. which is the sound for "running horses". The one you teach for kids to do.. In Finnish it's koppoti, koppoti. Do you understand? Like the sound people make with their mouth to sound like the horses hooves.

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    Default Clip clop clip clop!

    The English equivalent would be 'clip clop clip clop'.

    Anyway...there is a tranlsation of the lyrics on Serpentine's website - Lyrics - al-Hantour

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    Yes, Outi thank you so much I know what you mean!!!

    Deelybopper, THANKS SO MUCH for the link, you're the best!

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    Anyway...there is a tranlsation of the lyrics on Serpentine's website - Lyrics - al-Hantour
    The lyrics here don't fit perfectly on the Version of Amina. Yesterday I sat with the translation and the song and heard and red several times. The beginning is like in the song, but after the whole clip-clop part the sung lyrics become different. Just the last two lines of the translation again accord to the song.

    Is there a more precise one for Aminas Version ?

    Greetz Hanan

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    Dear Hanan,

    I'm a little confusedand I wonder what you mean. The translation on that page seems precise enough. All parts of the song are there, just that the author didn't put in all times repeating the same lyrics, and I think maybe here and there is a "wa arkab el hantour" extra or missing, but you can make out that much when you read the lyrics and hear the song. Everything is really there.

    I think more complete than this is not possible or you should write it out for yourself, which wouldn't be too hard if you have that translation and the actual music.

    Is something else off? I just listened to the song reading the lyrics and believe me, everything is there..

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    Yes, El Hantour is definitely among da most delightful belly dance songs in my book. Hv a watch, a sing & a dance ... while learning some Arabic ... the fast-track way ... and you can pick which girl you wud wanna see dancing ...

    Okay, it's only my best Romanised effort. To be honest, I don't understand most of the words, but that only adds to the mystery & the wonder of it. Makes it even more exotic, like.

    Farida Bissinger ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFImsG_XgKA

    or ...

    Meital Hakimian ...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2XoNJQL9wo

    El Hantour (The Carriage)

    Ya ‘am! Ya ‘am! Ya ‘am me ebtaa’a al-hantour ya 'am hantar
    Heish! 'Hadhir'. Ya ma nifsi arkab el-hantour wa at hantar

    Sheyay! 'Mashi'.

    Wa arkab el-hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Warkab el-hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Ya wa a‘oud ‘oud dam ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa shed dil li gam ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Bas wa a‘oud ‘oud dam ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa shed dil li gam

    Wa arkab el-hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’

    Wa hageeb el gow wit ta a’ee; Yarkab gambit wa yit hantar
    Wa ya haout ti gih fidh ra a’ee; Wa ya angishni wa nit makhtar

    (Chorus)
    Wa hageeb el gow wit ta a’ee; Yarkab gambit wa yit hantar
    Wa ya haout ti gih fidh ra a’ee; Wa ya angishni wa nit makhtar


    Wa nirkin a’ala e ganb; Wa nin zil na kul bata ta
    Wa kamaan ni’azaz lib; ('ya lib'); Wan hal li bi shakalata (i.e. chocolate)

    (Chorus)
    Wa nirkin a’ala e ganb; Wa nin zil na kul bata ta
    Wa kamaan ni’azaz lib; ('ya lib'); Wan hal li bi shakalata (i.e. chocolate)


    Arkab el hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Arkab el hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’

    Wa haner kab bildour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Kush mina el-hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Haner kab bildour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Kush mina el-hantour

    Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’

    Wingeeb hum mus bi sha ta; Wa kamaan nil bis baraniye
    Wa hanil ’ab 'hatta ya batta’; wa hanit nat tat tan teet

    (Chorus)
    Wingeeb hum mus bi sha ta; Wa kamaan nil bis baraniye
    Wa hanil ’ab ‘hatta ya batta’; wa hanit nat tat tan teet


    Wa habibi hayisrah baiya; wa aoud a sabbil lu fa ’aini
    Wa kamaan yim sik ni shay ye; el-aey el-wad bi ’adee ni

    (Chorus)
    Wa habibi hayisrah baiya; wa aoud a sabbil lu fa ’aini
    Wa kamaan yim sik ni shay ye; el-aey el-wad bi ’adee ni


    Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’
    Wa arkab el hantour ‘dirigin dirigin’; Wa at hantar ‘dirigin dirigin’

    Yeish! 'Mashi'.
    Last edited by DreamHunter; 05-12-2015 at 11:09 AM.

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