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Ed Hak

This page offers a translation into English of the Arabic song lyrics for "Ed Hak", sung by Hanan on her Testahel album. People sometimes refer to this song as "the haha song".

Hanan is one of the well-known artists of al jeel (generation music). Embraced by a younger generation of Egyptians who wanted their music fast and danceable during the 1990's, al jeel has become popular worldwide. In more recent years, the term al jeel has fallen out of favor, and modern pop music for social dancing is generally referred to as shaabi.

Lyrics: A'adel Omar
Music: Hamid El Shaeri



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Sung by Hanan



Laugh now man and do not frown
and take a free ticket to your happiness.
This is your life now, man.

Oh man! Laugh now, life will smile for you.

Do not think and do not open your ills--
our heart is dying for happiness.

Be happy, happiness will prevail.
It is your life, is the most important.



About the Translator

Many thanks to Mohamed Khidr for doing this translation of "Ed Hak"! And thank you to Patti and Bob Sabsowitz for working with him to make this translation available to this web site.



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