TZENA TZENA 

Tzena, tzena, tzena, tzena habanot, urena
chayalim bamoshava.

Al-na, al-na, al-na, al-na,
Al-na titchabena miben-chayil ish tzava.

GO FORTH, DAUGHTERS 

Go forth, daughters, and see
soldiers in the settlement.

Do not
Do not be afraid of a soldier, one of the army.

 
Hebrew words

Note:
Audio link above from the Ron Eliran website

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
More about the song
Wikipedia Link

LYRICS
Yechiel Chagiz
MUSIC
Yisachar Meron
SINGER
Givatron
Parvarim
Yaffa Yarkoni
Ron Eliran
SHEET MUSIC
Sheet Music
CD
The Parvarim, 40th Anniversary Volume One Disc 1 Track 9
DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER
Dvora Lapson 1960 / Moti Alfassy 1979 / Rivka Sturman 1983
DANCE FORMAT
Circle (all 3 versions)

Words transliterated and translated by Ross Presser of Gloucester City, NJ, USA.
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