|THE OLD MASHIACH|
BaJumalan chai mashiach hazaken,
BaJumalan chai mashiach hazaken.
|In Jumalan lives old Mashiach,
alone in his house without wife or son.
He saved his money in a jar for 70 years
to buy a bride.
How many dinars did he save? Allah knows.
Perhaps 3 dinars? Perhaps a hundred fold?
Perhaps 30 dinars? Perhaps double that?
Perhaps 300? We'll drink lechayim.
It's good for Mashiach, it's good.
Allah will bring him Mazal tov.
In Jumalan lives old Mashiach,
Day and night he prayed for a son.
In Jumalan no one believed
that bad luck could come so many times.
Who was the firstborn? The daughter Jamila.
Who was born second? Daughter Dalila.
Who was born next? Daughter Kamila.
Who was born last? Tzila and Gila.
No man will carry his name
until Mashiach finally comes!
This was the most popular song from the classic 1964 Israeli movie "Sallah"
The lead character was named Sallah Shabati, played by Chaim Topol.
It was nominated for best foreign film in the 1964 Academy Awards.
Topol does a wonderful job of playing Sallah, a Morrocan Yemenite immigrant to the Yishuv,
who was taken with his family to a ma'abara (a tent dwelling for new comers in the 60's).
He sings this song in the tavern. (it's also called the Tavern Song on the soundtrack)
Read about the movie
|On Foreign Films.com|
|On Yahoo Movies|
|On the Jewish Heritage Video collection|
|On Golden Globes.com|
The words to this song were sent in by Sheldon Benjamin of Newton, Massachusetts, USA
We are missing the words to the second verse.
Could any reader who can help with this please email the publisher of Hebrew Songs.com
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