Hem Home. Gruppens medlemmar About us. Instrumenten Instruments. Om qiyan About qiyan. Kontakta oss Get in touch! Original lyrics and translations of some of the songs on the album "Echoes of Qiyan". All translated by Josefine Liftig, unless otherwise stated. CD Sephardic song. Kol dodi, kol dodi kol dodi hineh ze ba M'daleg al heharim m'kapetz al hagva'ot Voice of my lover voice of my lover and behold he comes! Leaping on the mountains skipping on the valleys.
Etz harimon natan recho ben yam hamelach ad Y'richo Shav chomati g'dudech mindod Shav tamati dodech midod. Otzrot Ofir utzri Gilad Rechev mitzrayim shalati lach, bat Elef hazemer etle lach magen min hay'or ad hayarden. Pomegranate tree has emanated its fragrance between the Dead Sea and Jericho, My fortress, your regiment returned from patrol, My innocent your lover returned from wondering. Translation: Hagai Halamish Kuando veyo ijo ermozo trad. Kuando veyo ijo ermozo ayi me vo yoKon las paras, sin las paras Si me dan, si no me dan, me yo lo vo tomar.
When I see a handsome boy, I go to him With money, without money Whether they give it to me or not I will take him. And when I was going on eighteen there was a handsome boy whom I fancied I thought that I would love him forever But this my intention soon vanished: It was another girl who was lain in his arms He calls her "rosy blossom".
A branch of rue, a flowering branch My darling daughter tell me who gave it to you A branch of rue, a flowering branch A young man gave it to me because he fell in love with me My darling daughter, do not ruin your life A bad husband is more worth He is better than a new lover A bad husband, mother, is a real curse A new lover, mother is like the apple and the good lemon.
Mi yitneni of trad. Lyrics: David Shimoni. Oh, that I had wings like those of a little bird! I wander endlessly to find shelter for my soul. Eshet chayil trad. Hebrew song. A worthy wife is more precious than corals. Her husband trusts her, he will not want for anything. She does him good and no evil every day of her life. She makes arts and crafts from wool and flax.
Like the trade ship, she fetches the bread from far away. She gets up before the sun rises and feeds her household and her servants. She plants vineyards with her own hands. She girds her loins, and her arms are strong. Va, buxcate otro amor. Aharva otras puertas. Aspera otro ardor. Goodbye, goodbye, my love. I don't want my life. You have made it bitter. Go, find yourself another love.
Knock on other doors. Seek another ardour. Sephardic lament. When prisoners were beheaded there, their heads were thrown down into the sea…. De altas murallas saradeado. Me quitaron la luz, esto' sufriendo. Mira en que hali yo sto pasando. Fostanico preto cale hacerte. It is surrounded by high walls. I am in prison, in chains for your sake. I cry in the dungeon in despair. They took away the light, I am suffering.
I am in prison, you among the flowers. I suffer in my heart, I want you to cry. See the misery I have to endure. Let a black dress be made for you. Alta, alta es la luna. Hija ermoza y sin ventura. Mis ojos se me hincheron.
Vaporicos van y vienen. Mi querido es hermoso. La una que arroja dados. Mi querido es alto y vano. Mi madre hizo colada. A beautiful, hapless girl.
My eyes have swelled up. Steamboats come and go. There is no letter for me. My beloved is handsome. He has two weaknesses:. One is that he shoots craps. My beloved is tall and vain. My mother hung up her laundry. Abraham is regarded as the founding patriarch of Jews , Christians , and Muslims alike. In this song, king Nimrod foresees his birth and decides to kill all pregnant women…. The text is from the period of King Alphonse X of Spain Avram Avinu, padre querido. Padre bendicho, luz de Yisrael.
He saw a holy light from the Jewish Quarter. Our father Abraham, beloved father. Blessed father, light of Israel. Day after day he asked her:. At the end of the nine months, she wanted to give birth. She wandered through fields and vineyards. She came to a cave where she could give birth CD Dj a da kall trad. Sufism can be said to be the inner, mystical dimension of Islam, and it had a strong base in.
The Sufis created their own symbolic language, because according to them, one cannot reach God through the ordinary five senses. Thus, Sufi poetry can be hard to fully understand. Lisan Aldin Ibn Al-Khatib, , a philosopher, historian, poet, politician, and doctor, was influential in 14th century Al-Andalus. Ibn Al-Khatib was a great sufi poet and a prolific writer: Suffering from insomnia, he is said to have written all night while others slept.
Poems by him adorn several mosques as well as the Alhambra Palace in Granada. Some of Ibn Al-Khatib's poetry was put to music as muwashahat - text adorned with music - an Al-Andalusian song form in which the lyrics decide the rhythmic structure which can be very intricate. He made powerful enemies and fled to Morocco.
Love is pouring down like rain. Oh, season of love in Andalusia! You were a mere dream, sneaking into my sleep. You live in W a dilghada, but you dwell in my heart.
The vast wilderness is less wide than my heart.