ZEMER AHAVA LAYAM
|LOVE SONG TO THE SEA|
Im od hachoshech rav ve'ein kochav li
|If it's quite dark and there's no star out for me,
and if the sea is stormy
On the bow of my ship,
Mother, light a torch.
If the playful sky is pale
the ribbon of dawn is thin,
Give me your warm hand, bless me, mother.
And a heart will strengthen a heart.
Above a golden canopy,
Beneath an unending abyss.
Carry me, o wave, carry me,
to the land of my dreams.
Carry me in wisdom
and do not ask me why.
A little bird, a little bird
waits for me on the horizon.
If my bride is stitching in her dream,
a shirt to love,
a secret kiss on her forehead, oh Mother,
tell her that I'll return.
And if she'll ask what's my path in the sea,
and what will I turn aside tell her:
Offering of miracles, oh Mother,
to the soft one that will bear children.
Note: The song was featured in short movie called "Weekend Leave" directed by Eytan Fox.
Another translation of the movie title is "Time Off".
|CD||Good Old Eretz Israel Vol.3 Track 3|
|English lyrics by Gabriel Shivers of Germany|
|Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
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