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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark

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From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Hizzy Ya Nawaem
(Shake It, Little Delicate One)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the song "Hizzy Ya Nawaem", which was sung by Farid al-Atrache, George Abdo, and many others. Other spellings for the song title include "Hizzi Ya Nawaem", "Hezy Ya Nawaim," and "Hzzi Ya Nawaem."

Lyrics and Music: Farid al-Atrache

 

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Listen to MP3 Clips of This Song

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Sung by George Abdo

 

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Lyrics

Note from Lennie Clark about this translation: "This lively song is from the classic recording by George Abdo, made in the '70s. Once mainstays of the belly dance repertoire, the Abdo material is experiencing a comeback, and is being re-released on CDs and discovered by younger dancers. Sadly, soon after I had had this translation done by Khaled, I heard that George Abdo had passed away."

 

Shake it, little delicate one
Shake your hips and let your hair loose
Fly with the wind happy and free
When you shake it, you take all hearts with you
They know that I'm in love with you
They lead me to your home
When I arrived I called out for you
But no one was at home
I will bring my family to meet yours
And we will celebrate
The most beautiful night of our lives.

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Joy of Belly Dancing

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Listen to clip

Artist: George Abdo
CD Title: The Joy of Belly Dancing

La Danse Oriental CD Cover

 

Artist: John Bilezikjian
CD Title: La Danse Orientale

Dantz Records - John Bilezikjian
P.O. Box 2434
Laguna Hills, CA 92654-2434
U.S.A.

Telephone: (+1) (949) 581-5664

Web Site: www.dantzrecords.com

Belly Dance Sensation  

Artist: Salatin Tarab Orchestra
CD Title: Belly Dance Sensation

Arabian Nigihts CD Cover  

Artist: Various
CD Title: Arabian Nights

 

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Translations of
George Abdo's Songs on this Site

 

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Translations of
Farid al-Atrache's Songs on This Site

 

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Acknowledgements

About the Translator

This translation was created by Khaled Hegazzi of New Orleans, Louisiana.

About the Source

This article originally appeared on Lennie Clark's web site, "Arabic Song Translations." Lennie created this web site in 2002 as a response to discussion on the Internet regarding incidents of dancers who performed inappropriate sensual dances to religious music. Lennie's web site resided on a free web hosting service known as Geocities.

When the planned October 2009 closure of the Geocities web hosting service was announced, Lennie and Shira agreed to move the contents of Lennie's site to Shira.net. To explore all the articles and song translations that once appeared on Lennie's Geocities site, visit Lennie's portal page here on Shira.net.

Lennie Clark

 

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