Songs of Israel

Kinneret - כנרת by Naomi Shemer

Naomi Shemer nee Sapir was born on Kvutzat Kinneret, a kibbutz her parents had helped found, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. In the 1950s she served in the Israeli Defense Force's Nahal entertainment troupe. Her music reflects the depth of love Israelis have for every inch of our land, and the ongoing passion for its influence on life.

Kinneret Song by Naomi Hemer

LYRICS: Rachel
MUSIC: Naomi Shemer
SINGER:Lehakat Pikud Merkaz, Natanela, Chava Alberstein, Givatron

HEBREW LYRICS


שָׁם הָרֵי גוֹלָן, הוֹשֵׁט הַיָּד וְגַע בָּם! –
בִּדְמָמָה בּוֹטַחַת מְצַוִּים: עֲצֹר.
בִּבְדִידוּת קוֹרֶנֶת נָם חֶרְמוֹן הַסַבָּא
וְצִנָּה נוֹשֶׁבֶת מִפִּסְגַּת הַצְּחוֹר.

שָׁם עַל חוֹף הַיָּם יֵשׁ דֶּקֶל שְׁפַל צַמֶּרֶת,
סְתוּר שֵׂעָר הַדֶּקֶל כְּתִינוֹק שׁוֹבָב,
שֶׁגָּלַשׁ לְמַטָּה וּבְמֵי כִּנֶּרֶת
מְשַׁכְשֵׁךְ רַגְלָיו.

מַה יִּרְבּוּ פְּרָחִים בַּחֹרֶף עַל הַכֶּרַכְּ,
דַּם הַכַּלָנִית וְכֶתֶם הַכַּרְכֹּם,
יֵשׁ יָמִים – פִּי שֶׁבַע אָז יָרֹק הַיֶּרֶק,
פִּי שִׁבְעִים תְּכֻלָּה הַתְּכֵלֶת בַּמָּרוֹם.

גַּם כִּי אִוָּרֵש וַאֲהַלֵּךְ שְׁחוֹחַ,
וְהָיָה הַלֵּב לְמַשּׁוּאוֹת זָרִים –
הַאוּכַל לִבְגֹּד בָּךְ, הַאוּכַל לִשְׁכֹּחַ
חֶסֶד נְעוּרִים?

ENGLISH

Where the Golan Heights, stretch out your arm and touch them!
Silently confident commanded: Stop.
Solitude radiant miracle Hermon grandfather
Chill winds blow upon the white summit.
There on the beach there are palm lows top disheveled palm baby naughty, slid down and who Kinneret and water Galilee, splashing his feet.
What there were more flowers in winter on volume, blood anemone and stain crocus.
Some days are seven times so green vegetables, according seventy times the bluest blue at its heights .
Even should I become impoverish and walk hunched over, and was the heart for foreign signals- how can I betray you, how could I forget how could I forget the innocence of youth?
Name the Golan Heights, where the Golan Heights, where …


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