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The song dates from the pre-independence days of Israel.
It has been recorded by Pete Seeger, Mitch Miller, and many others.
Singable English translations of Tzena Tzena
Regarding "Tzena," The Weavers had a gigantic hit of this song, sung in Hebrew, in the 50's.
To my knowledge, this was the first Hebrew folksong sung by folksingers to be a popular song hit.
The Weavers deserve a huge place in folkmusic history. Their "Goodnight, Irene" was the first huge folkmusic hit. "Tzena" was immediately covered by others.
Another cover of the song was sung by Vic Damone (Mercury Records, August 1950)
Background information sent in by Jim Stokes
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