MATANAH LEROSH HASHANAH 

Tzipor achat k'tanah
Shalchah elai notzah.
Ratziti lehach'zir
Amrah li: lo rotzah.
Zot matanah lerosh hashanah,
Shetihyeh lecha shanah yafah unechmadah.
Vegam li.
Todah.

Anaf echad namuch
Shalach aleh adom
Ratziti lechach'zir
Amar li: mah pit'om.
Zot matanah lerosh hashanah,
Shetihyeh lecha shanah yafah unechmadah.
Vegam li.
Todah.

Anan echad afor
Shalach tipah k'tanah.
Tipah achat k'tanah,
Bichlal lo ba'onah.
Zot matanah lerosh hashanah,
Shetihyeh lecha shanah yafah unechmadah.
Vegam li.
Todah.

Yaldah achat yafah
Tziy'rah li al hachol
Shemesh veshamaim
Perach im giv'ol.
Zot matanah lerosh hashanah,
Shetihyeh lecha shanah yafah unechmadah.
Vegam li.
Todah.

A GIFT FOR ROSH HASHANAH 

One small bird
Sent me a feather.
I wanted to return (it)
It said: I don't want it.
It's a present for Rosh Hashanah
May you have a nice and pleasant year.
And me too.
Thanks.

One short branch
Sent (me) a red leaf
I wanted to return (it)
It said: what, why!?*
It's a present for Rosh Hashanah
May you have a nice and pleasant year.
And me too.
Thanks.

One gray cloud
Send a small drop.
One small drop,
Totally out of season.
It's a present for Rosh Hashanah
May you have a nice and pleasant year.
And me too.
Thanks.

One pretty girl
Pained for me on the sand
The sun and the sky
A flower with a stem.
It's a present for Rosh Hashanah
May you have a nice and pleasant year.
And me too.
Thanks.

 
מתנה לראש השנה
Hebrew words

Note:
*mah pit'om = literally "what - suddenly"
slang expression meaning what is the matter with you.

LYRICS
Leah Naor
MUSIC
Matti Caspi
SINGER
Chava Alberstein
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Levi & Ayelet Bar Gil
DANCE FORMAT
Lines - Kids

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