Friday, December 19, 2014

CAROL : talj talj


Lyrics reposted from allthelyrics:



This Lebanese Christmas carol "Talj talj" ("Snow Snow") is sung by the amazing Fairuz, whose silvery and resonant singing gives voice to the inky depth of a winter night and the innocence of new-fallen snow.  Like the snow in Joy Davidman's poem written after the carnage in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War:
Softly, so casual,
Lovely, so light, so light,
The cruel sky lets fall
Something one does not fight.
How tenderly to crown
The brutal year
The clouds send something down
That one need not fear.
Men before perishing
See with unwounded eye
For once a gentle thing
Fall from the sky.
so the snow in this Lebanese carol speaks a quiet hope of universal peace:
 و النجمات حيرانين و زهور الطرقات بردانيين
Talj talj 3am betshati eddini talj 
Snow is falling on the world
تلج تلج عم بتشتي الدنيي تلج
W ennajmat 7ayraneen W zouhour etter2at berdanyeen
The stars are perplexed and the flowers along the roads are shivering


و الغيمات تعبانين عالتلة خيمات مضويين
Talj talj 3am betshati eddini talj 
Snow is falling on the world
تلج تلج عم بتشتي الدنيي تلج
W elghaymat ta3baneen 3attele khaymat moudouyeen 
The clouds are weary and on the hills, tents are illuminated

و مغارة سهرانه فيها طفل صغير
W imghayra sahrane fiha tifl izgheer
There is a baby in the cave awake
بعيونو الحلياني حب كتير كتير
ba3younou el7alyani houbb ikteer ikteer
And his sweet eyes are full of love

تلج تلج عم بتشتي الدنيي تلج
Talj talj 3am betshati eddini talj
Snow is falling on the world
كل قلب كل مرج زهر فيه الحب متل التلج
Kill 2alb w kill marj zahar fih el7oubb mitl ettalj
every heart, every meadow, has flowered with love like snow

و جاي رعيان من بعيد
W jay ra3yan min ba3eed
The shepherds are coming from abroad
وين الطفل الموعود؟
Wayn ettifl elmou3oud ?
Where is the promised baby ?

هون يا رعيان من بعيد
Hawn ya ra3yan min ba3eed
Here, Oh shepherds from abroad
هون الليل المنشود
Hawn ellayl elmanshoud
Today is the night we wished for

تلج تلج شتي خير و حب و تلج
Talj talj shatti khayr w 7oubb w talj
The snow has brought prosperity and love
على كل قلب و على كل مرج
3ala kill 2alb w 3ala kill marj
To every heart and every meadow
ألفة و خير و حب متل التلج
Ilfe w khayr w 7oubb mitl talj
Friendship, prosperity and love are falling like the snow.



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