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Ya Dala Dallaa

Oh Adorable, Be Adorable

Negmet El Layali CD

Music from Outi presents Negmet El Layali
Oriental Dance Music vol. 3

Originally sung by Sabah
Lyricist : Tawfeeq Barakat
Composer : Farid Al-Atrash

* Ya dala dallaa
Oh adorable, be adorable
bil el hilween it tallah
let your beauty shine.
Rohi habet rohak
My soul loves your soul
wa albi fik etwallah
and my heart is on fire because of you.

Albi gher albak mahab
My heart loves only your heart
yalli albak atiab alb
the one with a good heart.
Inti ghanili 'al hob
You sing about love
wana no'oad netsam'a
and I sit listening.

repeat from *

La tetaiy'au ya tataiy'ani
Don't loose it and don't loose me.
Taqet albak samani
Let me hear the beating of your heart.
Wa bahebak la telauani
And I love you,l don't make me tired
albi min el hob etlauah.
my heart is tired form the love.

repeat from *

I'm very grateful for all my friends, who helped me to translate the lyrics of this song. None of my friends is a professional Arabic-English translator: some of them are fluent in Arabic, some in English and a few - my self included - have some skill in both languages. It's often quite challenging to express both the idea and the literal meaning of the lyrics in a few words, as I consider it most useful to dancers that the translation include both these aspects.

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