Thursday, April 5, 2012

8th Day: Ya'alili



The musical group, 8th Day and "Ya'alili," which is a made-up word containing Hebrew and Arabic sounds. The point of the song is that the Jewish People, although following various cultural and religious traditions, chiefly as Ashkenazim and Sephardim, ought to remember that such rich traditions fuse into one Jewish People. Thus, the song, with this aim in mind, alternates Ashkenazi and Sephardi lyrics. In the end, it's a fun song that one can easily dance to.

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יעלילי טאנץ חביבי
שתהא למזל שתהא, אי’’ה ביי דיר שתהא
את החתן ספרדי, כלה נאה אשכנזי
רחל אמנו ספרדי, מאמע רחל אשכנזי
באבא סלי ספרדי, רבי נחמן אשכנזי
שתהא למזל ספרדי, אי’’ה ביי דיר אשכנזי

יעלילי טאנץ חביבי
ג’ינה ג’ינה ספרדי, עוד ישמע אשכנזי
יוסי אבי ספרדי, יום השמיני אשכנזי
מועדים לשמחה ספרדי, א גוט יום טוב אשכנזי
שתהא למזל ספרדי, אי’’ה ביי דיר אשכנזי


Ya’alili, dance my beloved
It should be fortunate, may it be,
G-d willing, it will be
The bridegroom,
the attractive bride,
Rachel Imeinu
Mama Rachel,
Baba Salli
Rabbi Nachman,
It should be fortunate, may it be,
G-d willing, it will be


Ya’alili, dance my beloved
Gina Gina,
may we hear more,
Yosi, Avi (Piamenta),
the Eighth day,
days for joy,
have a good yom tov,
It should be fortunate, may it be,
G-d willing, it will be



[Transliteration]:

Ya’alili tantz chavivi
Sh’te’hey l’mazal sh’te’hey, im yirtze Hashem by dir sh’te’hey
Es hechoson Sefardi, kaloh noeh Ashkenazi
Rochel imeinu, hu Sefardi, mame Rochel Ashkenazi
Babba Sali, hu Sefardi, Rabbi Nachman Ashkenazi
Sh’te’hey l’mazal, hu Sefardi, im yirtze Hashem by dir Ashkenazi
Ya’alili tantz chavivi
Gina gina Sefardi, od yishoma Ashkenazi
Yosi Avi Sefardi, Yom Hashmini Ashkenazi
Moadim l’simcha Sefardi, a gut Yom Tov Ashkenazi
Sh’te’hey l’mazal Sefardi, im yirtze Hashem by dir Ashkenazi




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