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Talj, Talj
(Snow, Snow)



This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the Lebanese song "Talj, Talj", which was popularized by Fairouz. Also included is a transliteration of the Arabic lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

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

About Fairouz

Fairouz is a legendary Lebanese vocalist, one of the most deeply respected living singers in the Arabic-speaking world. She was born in 1934. Her singing career began in the 1950's, and she achieved stardom in the 1960's. Her husband, Assi Rahbani, and his brother Mansour Rahbani, and they achieved legendary status as a composer and lyricist duo. The three worked closely together from the 1950's through 1979, with Fairouz's beautiful voice turning many of their compositions into hits.

Fairouz' name is also sometimes spelled as "Feiruz", "Feirouz", "Feyrouz", "Fayrouz", "Fairoz", or "Fairuz".

Lyrics: Rahbani Brothers
Music: Rahbani Brothers




Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Talj talj 3am betshati ed-dini talj Snow, snow is falling on the world,
W ennajmat hayraneen W zouhour etter2at berdanyeen And the stars are confused, and the flowers along the road are shivering.
Talj talj 3am betshati ed-dini talj Snow, snow is falling on the world,
W elghaymat taabaneen 3attele khaymat moudouyeen The clouds are weary, and on the hill tents are lighted.
W imghayra sahrane fiha tifl izgheer And there is a small child in the cave where everyone is awake,
ba3younou el7alyani houbb ikteer ikteer and his sweet eyes are full of love.
Talj talj 3am betshati ed-dini talj Snow, snow is falling on the world,
Kill 'alb w kill marj zahar fih el-hob mitl et-talj Every heart, every meadow has blossomed with love, like snow.
W jay raayan min baaeed And the shepherds are coming from afar —
Wayn et-tifl el-mou3oud? Where is the baby we were promised?
Hawn ya raayan min baaeed Here, O shepherds from afar!
Hawn el-layl el-manshoud Tonight is the night we wished for.
Talj talj shatti khayr w hob w talj The snow has brought prosperity and love
3ala kill 'alb w aala kill marj to every heart and every meadow.
Ilfe w khayr w hob mitl talj Friendship, prosperity, and love are falling like the snow.



Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Fairuz Christmas Hymns CD Cover

Artist: Fairuz
Album Title: Christmas Hymns



Translations of
Fairuz's Songs on This Site

Translations on this web site of songs that were performed by Fairouz include:



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