Songs of Israel

Kineret, A Weeping Girl - Ofra Haza

Na'ara Ushma Kineret - Ofra Haza
Words/Music: Amos Etinger / Dov Seltzer

HEBREW LYRICS

לרגליו של ההר
לחופו של נהר
היא ישבה לבדה
התדעו מה סודה
הירדן אז שתק
החרמון שוב צחק
רק סיפרה השתיקה
כי היא לו מחכה

אז רחש ירדן בחלל עוד נשמע
ורחש בכיה של ילדה, אשר שמה
כנרת, כנרת, כנרת
הרוח לך שר, הרוח לך שר
ושמש ירדן לך זוהרת
שוקעת בהר, בהר

כך חולפות השעות
ועוברות השקיעות
וכל ערב עצוב
אז קורא לה לשוב
אבל היא פה תשב
והרוח נושב
ים דמעות אז ישטוף
מלחייה אל החוף

אז רחש ירדן, סביב עוד נשמע

לאורו של היום
לא ראינו פתאום
את דמותה מול ההר
לחופו של נהר
מול ירדן וגליו
מול חרמון ושלגיו
רק בכיה עוד נותר
אבל הוא לא חזר

אז רחש ירדן, סביב עוד נשמע
על ים הדמעות שקראו לו בשמה
כנרת, כנרת, כנרת
הרוח לך שר, הרוח לך שר
ושמש ירדן לך זוהרת
שוקעת בהר, בהר

ENGLISH LYRICS

At the foot of the mountain, on the bank of the river,
She sat by herself - Do you know her secret?
The Jordan was then silent
The (Mount) Chermon again laughed
Only the silence told, that she waited for him.

The rustle of the Jordan was still heard in the air
And the soft sound of weeping, of the girl whose name is...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
The wind sings to you
The wind sings to you
And the sun over the Jordan shines for you
Setting on the mountain

So the hours passed
And the sunsets passed
And each sad evening called her to return
But here she will sit
As the wind blows
A sea of tears flowing from her cheeks to the shore

Then the rustle of the Jordan was still heard all around
And the soft sound of weeping, of the girl whose name is...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
The wind sings to you
The wind sings to you
And the sun over the Jordan shines for you
Setting on the mountain

In the light of day
Suddenly she was not seen
At the mountain, on the bank of the river
Facing the Jordan and its waves
Facing (Mount) Chermon and its snows
Only her weeping remained
But he did not return

Then the rustle of the Jordan was still heard all around
On the sea of tears that is called by her name...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
The wind sings to you
The wind sings to you
And the sun over the Jordan shines for you
Setting on the mountain
Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
The wind sings to you
The wind sings to you
And the sun over the Jordan shines for you
Setting on the mountain

TRANSLITERATION

L'raglav shel hahar, l'chofo shel nahar
Hi yashva l'vada - Hateid'u ma soda?
HaYarden az shatak, HaChermon shuv tzachak
Rak sipra hashtika ki hi lo m'chaka

Az rachash Yarden b'chalal od nishma
V'rachash bichya shel yalda asher shma...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
Haru'ach lach shar
Haru'ach lach shar
V'shemesh Yarden lach zoheret
Shoka'at bahar, bahar

Kach cholfot hasha'ot
V'ovrot hashki'ot
V'chol erev atzuv
Az korei la lashuv
Aval hi po teshev
V'aruach noshev
Yam d'ma'ot az yishtof
Mil'chayeha el hachof.

Az rachash Yarden saviv od nishma
V'rachash bichya shel yalda asher shma...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
Haru'ach lach shar
Haru'ach lach shar
V'shemesh Yarden lach zoheret
Shoka'at bahar, bahar

L'oro shel hayom
Lo ra'inu pit'om
Et d'muta mul hahar
L'chofo shel nahar
Mul Yarden v'galav
Mul Chermon ushlagav
Rak bichya od notar
Aval hu lo chazar

Az rachash Yarden saviv od nishma
Al yam had'ma'ot shekar'u lo bishma...

Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
Haru'ach lach shar
Haru'ach lach shar
V'shemesh Yarden lach zoheret
Shoka'at bahar, bahar
Kineret, Kineret, Kineret
Haru'ach lach shar
Haru'ach lach shar
V'shemesh Yarden lach zoheret
Shoka'at bahar, bahar


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