SAUWAH by Abdul Halim Hafez Maqam: Nahawand/Huzam/Rast

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INSTR INTO1

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3X:

INSTR INTO2

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2X:

a stranger a walker in the country a stranger

SAUWAH W'MAASHI FIL BILAD SAUWAH

and the step between me & my lover is large distance away

W'ALKHATWA BEENI W'BEEN HABIBI BARAH

the way is far & I in it stranger

MESHWAR BA'EED W'NA FEEHGHAREEB

and night is coming & the day is going away

W'LLEIL YA'RAB WL'NAHAR RAOUAH

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CHORUS1:

& if you meet my lover say "hi"

W'IN LA'AKUM HABIBI SELLIMU LI A'LEYEH

assure me, my dark friend, you will ask how she is doing

THUMNINUNI LASMARANI A'MLA AIH ALGHRBAHFEE

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4X:

a stranger & I walk at nights

SAUWAH W'ANA MASHI LAYALI

a stranger & I don't know about myself

SAUWAH W'LA DHAREE BHALI

a stranger because of our parting hey my dear one

SAUWAH MELFORAAH YA GHALI

a stranger what thing is happening to me?

SAUWAH AIH ELLI GHARALI

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CHORUS2:

& many years

WESNEEN

many years & I melt from longing & missing

WSNEEN WANA DAYEB SHOUGH WHANEEN

I want to know the way to her

AYZE A'ARAF BASSI TAREUH MNAIN

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(CHORUS1)

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(INSTR)

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3X:

hey my eyes hey my eyes what happened to you?

YA YOUNI AH YA YOUNI AIH GHARALAK

where are you & what are you doing?

FAIN INTA WEBTAIMEL AIH

hey my thoughts hey my thoughts please leave me

YA ZNOUNI AH YA ZNOUNI MATSIBUNI

I have done enough thinking

MUSH NA ESS ANA HEERAH ALAIH

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4X:

I can't get comfortable & I'm a lost stranger

LANA ARIF ARTAH WANA TAYEH SAUWAH

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CHORUS2

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CHORUS1

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3X:

hey moon you who forgot me let me find the missing one

YA AMAR YA NASEENI RASSEENI ALLI GHAYEB

light it up show me the way to the lover

NAWARLI WAREENI SEKKET EL HABAYEB

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2X:

I'm writing you a will hey you my companion

WASSAITAK WESSYIAH YA SHAHID ALAYAH

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2X:

tell my lover about my condition

TEHKELUH ALLI FEYAH

and about what problems I face in my nights

WELLI ASAITUH FLAYALEEYAH

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CHORUS2

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CHORUS1

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