IMA TOVA
GOOD MOTHER

Imah tovah ne'emanah
notenent kocha unishmatah
shachar alah uchvar einenah
laylah vayom vehi am'lah
levad hi doe'eget umit'anah
ein lah ozer hi levadah
bit'filatah tazil dim'ah
uchvar shanim hi levadah.

Ima tovah m'surah
ima sheli yekarah
kavashti olam samacht imadi
kashalti hapa'am al tid'agi
shomer milemalah avi et darki
lo ya'azvni levadi
milemalah shomereni avi
al ta'azveni levadi.

Ima tovah r'chumah
libi agalah lach hevini na
rachakti baderech maf'tah
bikashti lashuv
alai hi sag'rah
ima kashe li hoshiti li yad
ulai ashuv velo obed
ima kashe ach li no'ed
ki od ashuv ve'lo obed.

 
Hebrew words
Greek words


Note:
Original Greek song is entitled "Charokopou 1942-1953"
The song lyrics allude to the difficult social and economic situation that many Greeks found themselves in during and after WWII.

Thanks to Eva Broman for information about the original song.
Video

LYRICS
hebrew: Avihu Medinah orig. Akis Panou
MUSIC
Akis Panou
SINGER
Zohar Argov
Giorgos Dalaras
Giorgos Dalaras & Paschalis Terzis
CD
Original Songs from the film Zohar Track 13

Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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