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Ah Wa Noss
(Ah and a Half)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the hit Egyptian pop song "Ah Wa Noss", which was made popular by Nancy Ajram. This song was a top hit in Egypt in 2004, following Ajram's previous success with another major hit, "Akhasmak, Ah". Also included is a transliteration of the Arabic lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

Born May 16,1983 in the Beirut area, Nancy Ajram is an immensely popular Lebanese singer, ranking as the third most popular female singer in Lebanese history. At age 8, Nancy began singing favorite oldies with her grandmother. She entered children's talent contests sponsored by two local television stations, TL and LBC. She achieved stardom when she appeared on a talent competition called Noujoum Al Moustakbal (Stars of the Future) sponsored by Future Television.

In 2003, Nancy released the song "Akhasmak, Aah", and prompted the Egyptian parliament to release an official decree banning the airing of its music video. The parliament said it was due to decency issues, both due to the nature of the video's content and also to the manner in which it was shot.

Nancy Ajram

In August of 2003, Nancy was awarded Best Arab Female singer at the Music Video Oscar Awards for this song. Interestingly, at the end of the prize ceremony, Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy, who is also head of the judging committee, announced the names of the winners. They proved to be different from the ones previously decided on by the judging committee! When the judges heard Fahmy reading names that were different from what they had agreed upon, several of them stood up and walked out to protest Fahmy's changes!

Ajram's major hit "Ah Wa Noss" was released in 2004. In 2005, she became Coca Cola's official celebrity spokesperson. Her first coke commercial used her hit "Oul Tany Kida".

Ajram won the 2008 World Music Award in the category for best-selling Middle Eastern artist.

Nancy Ajram

Song lyrics and other related information are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, takhod a'aini Kaman. There is no thing that comes this way. Be quiet my darling and return to the way YOU used to be in the old days. Oh my son hear me. You will coddle me, and take my eye too.
Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, takhod a'aini Kaman. There is no thing that comes this way. Be quiet my darling and return to the way YOU used to be in the old days. Oh my son hear me. You will coddle me, and take my eye too.
Hebeebi araab bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss we ahsib inta akeid khasraan. My darling get close look and look, look. You are mad, get mad. Get mad half, half. It is better otherwise I will be far away, yes be far away and a half and consider you for sure a loser.
Hebeebi araab bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss we ahsib inta akeid khasraan. My darling get close look and look, look. You are mad, get mad. Get mad half, half. It is better otherwise I will be far away, yes be far away and a half and consider you for sure a loser.
   
Akeid, Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, ha takhod a'aini Kaman. For sure, there is no thing that comes this way. Be quite my darling and return to the way YOU used to be in the old days.
Eih dah kolli dah. Akhadt a'ala kidah. Inta ma ibtizhaashi malaam. Tia'ibt yana, yana. Layali hayrana. Eih dah ba-aa, wi ikfaya haraam. What is this? All of it. You are used to it. You do not get bored? I got tired, yes, yes, confused nights.
Eih dah kolli dah. Akhadt a'ala kidah. Inta ma ibtizhaashi malaam. Tia'ibt yana, yana. Layali hayrana. Eih dah ba-aa, wi ikfaya haraam. What is this? All of it. You are used to it. You do not get bored? I got tired, yes, yes, confused nights.
   
Habeebi araab, bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss wa ahsib anta akeid khasraan. My darling get close, look, and look, look.
You are mad, get mad. Get mad half half, otherwise I will be far away, yes i will be far away and a half and I count for sure that you are the loser.
Habeebi araab, bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss wa ahsib anta akeid khasraan. My darling get close, look, and look, look.
You are mad, get mad. Get mad half half, otherwise I will be far away, yes i will be far away and a half and I count for sure that you are the loser.
   
Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, takhod a'aini Kaman. There is no thing that comes this way. Be quite my darling and return to the way YOU used to be in the old days. Oh my son hear me. You will coddle me, and take my eye too.
Di Haga mota'ibah, ikminni tayyebah, mostahmilaak wi ba-aali ikteer. This is a tiring thing due to the fact that I am a good soul and I am putting up with you and it is a long time.
Habeebi shoof ana sobirt kam sana, khadti wa-aati maa'aya ikbeer. My darling see how many years I was patient. You took my time. You took big time with me.
Di Haga mota'ibah, ikminni tayyebah, mostahmilaak wi ba-aali ikteer. This is a tiring thing due to the fact that I am a good soul and I am putting up with you and it is a long time.
Habeebi shoof ana sobirt kam sana, khadti wa-aati maa'aya ikbeer. My darling see how many years I was patient. You took my time. You took big time with me.
   
Hebeebi araab bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss wa ahsib anta akeid khasraan. My darling get close look and look, look. You are mad, get mad. Get mad half, half. It is better otherwise I will be far away, yes be far away and a half and consider you for sure a loser.
Hebeebi araab bossi, iw bossi, boss. Zaa'laan, iza'al. Iza'al nossi noss. Lahsan ha iba'aid, Aba'aid Aah we noss wa ahsib anta akeid khasraan. My darling get close look and look, look. You are mad, get mad. Get mad half, half. It is better otherwise I will be far away, yes be far away and a half and consider you for sure a loser.
   
Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, takhod a'aini Kaman. There is no thing that comes this way. Be quiet my darling. Oh my son, hear me. You will coddle me, and take my eye too. And return to the way YOU used to be in the old days.
Ma feesh haga tiggi kidah, Ihda habeebi kida, wirjaa' zayyi zamaan. Ya ibni ismaa'ni, ha itdalaa'ni, takhod a'aini Kaman. There is no thing that comes this way. Be quiet my darling. Oh my son, hear me. You will coddle me, and take my eye too. And return to the way YOU used to be in the old days.

 

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About the Translator

More than 100 song translations that appear on this web site, including this one, were created by Dr. Tahseen Alkoudsi. Together with his wife Kathe, Tahseen owned an import business in Lawrence, Kansas known as Cartouche.

Dr. Alkoudsi's imports business was his second career. His first career was in the service of the United Nations. Born in Damascus, Syria, he came to the U.S. for his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics, and worked in San Francisco. He joined the United Nations in Yemen, and worked in Saudi Arabia. He then joined the UNESCO Regonal Office for Arab States. He visited most of the Arab States in the course of his work, responsible for introducing computer sciences into educational facilities. For a time, he was stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He retired from that work in 1995.

Sadly, Tahseen died on Sunday, October 15, 2006. See this link for his obituary.

To me, Tahseen was so much more than a contributor to my web site. Even though we lived far apart, I saw Tahseen and Kathe several times over the years. I always appreciated their warmth and generosity. I first "met" Tahseen online back in 1997 on the med-dance list on the Internet, where he periodically posted messages. I knew he was in Lawrence, Kansas, so when a business trip arose requiring me to travel to the Kansas City area, I emailed him to say I'd be in the neighborhood. He and Kathe came to Kansas City for an evening get-together at Tasso's restaurant, and they invited several local dancers to join us. I saw them on follow-up visits to Kansas City. They vended at Rakkasah for several years, and it was always a pleasure to greet them there in the anteroom off to the left of the main stage. I also enjoyed encountering them in Egypt at the Ahlan wa Sahlan festival.

Tahseen will be missed by many.

Tahseen Alkoudsi

 

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