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Mayim Mayim
(Water Water)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Israeli song "Mayim Mayim", which is often used for a popular folk dance. Also included is a transliteration of the Hebrew lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like. This song is sometimes referred to as "U'Shavtem Mayim" or just "Mayim".

 

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From the CD Authentic Israeli Folk Songs & Dances on Flute, Guitar, & Drums

 

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Lyrics

Hebrew Lyrics

English Translation

Uveshavte mayim bisasone Joyfully, shall you draw upon the
Mimaynai hayeshu'a fountain of deliverance.
   
Mayim mayim mayim mayim Water water water water
Hey mayim besason Joyful water
Mayim mayim mayim mayim Water water water water
Hey mayim besason Joyful water
   
Hey hey hey hey Hey hey hey hey
Mayim mayim mayim mayim mayim mayim b'sason Water water water water water water joyful
Mayim mayim mayim mayim mayim mayim b'sason Water water water water water water joyful

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

CD Cover for Authentic Israeli Folk Songs and Dances

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CD Title: Authentic Israeli Folk Songs and Dances on Flute, Guitar, & Drums

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About the Translator

Many thanks to Shoshana for providing this translation for this web site!!

 

 

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