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Arab Song Translations

By Lennie Clark

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From Lennie Clark's Web Site:

Mastom, Mastom
(Drunk, Drunk)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Persian folk song "Mastom, Mastom". Also included is a transliteration of the Farsi lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

Other spellings that have been used for this song title include "Mastoum Mastoum" or "Mastoom Mastoom".

 

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Listen to MP3 Clips of This Song

Note Performed by Desert Wind
Note Sung by Sirocco
Note Sung by Brothers of the Baladi
Note Played on oud by John Bilezikjian

 

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Lyrics

Farsi Lyrics

English Translation

Verse 1:

Verse 1:

Yek goli sa ye kamar taze shekofte There is a newly bloomed flower on a stem;
Na dassom besh mirese na xosh miofte Neither can I reach it, nor will it fall on its own
   

Chorus:

Chorus:

Massom massom massom I am drunk, drunk, drunk.
Tighat boride shassom Your blade has cut my [something-or-other]

Verse 1 refers to an unrequited or impossible love.

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Eye on the World

Note

Listen to Clip

Artist: Brothers of the Baladi
CD Title: Eye On the World

Kali Ma CD Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: Desert Wind
CD Title: Kali Ma

Sirocco Volume 1 Album Cover

Note

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Artist: Sirocco
Album Title: Sirocco Volume 1

Sirocco
P.O.Box 24
Capitola, CA 95010
U.S.A.

Telephone: (+1) (831) 475-3591
Fax: (+1) (831) 475-3591
Email: hanya@unclemafufo.com

Web Site: sirocco-music.com

Dream of Scheherazade CD Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: John Bilezikjian & Louis Sayegh
Album Title: Dream of Scheherazade

(Part of the medley titled "Antonia's Delight")

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

 

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Acknowledgements

About the Translator

Many thanks to Robyn Friend, who provided this translation. Robyn performs Persian classical dance, and is based in the Los Angeles, California area.

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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