Let’s rejoice and be happy – Hava Nagila הבה נגילה

Hava Nagila is a Hebrew folk song, the title meaning “Let us rejoice”. Though the melody is an ancient one of folk origin, the commonly used lyrics were written by the Jewish Latvian musicologist, Abraham Zevi ldelsohn, in 1918, to celebrate the British victory in Palestine during World War I as well as the Balfour Declaration (on the partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, and British government support for a Jewish national home in Palestine, with the condition that nothing should be done which might prejudice the rights of existing communities there).

Perhaps the non-Jewish musician who did the most to populariseHava Nagila around the world was Harry Belafonte. In his live performances, he used Hava Nagila as his regular closing number because of its uplifting melody and hopeful, brotherly lyrics. His 1959 Carnegie Hall live concert recording became a best-selling record (and one I grew up hearing).

Let’s rejoice
Let’s rejoice
Let’s rejoice and be happy

Let’s sing
Let’s sing
Let’s sing and be happy

Awake, awake, brothers!
Awake, awake, brothers!
Awake brothers with a happy heart

Awake, brothers!
Awake, brothers!
With a happy heart

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בואו נשמח
בואו נשמח
בואו נשמח ונהיה מאושרים

בוא נשיר
בוא נשיר
בואו נשיר ונשמח

ער, ער, אחים!
ער, ער, אחים!
להעיר אחים עם לב שמח

ערים, אחים!
ערים, אחים!
עם לב שמח

 

10 Signs You’re Absolutely In Love with Piano

10 Signs You’re Absolutely In Love with Piano

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Do you eat, sleep and dream piano? Are most of your waking hours spent tapping out the fingering of whatever song happens to be running through your mind? Are you already planning a special Valentine’s Day date with your beloved 88 keys? If any or all of these apply to you, congratulations! You’re an official Piano Lover.

Read on and find out if you, too, are able to proudly call yourself a Piano Lover!

Sign #10

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Sign #9

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Because there’s nothing cooler than showing off the Piano Lover’s ultra-technical take on Drake’s “Controlla” or The Chainsmokers’ “Closer.”

Sign #8

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You know what they say, one Piano Lover’s Hammerklavier dream is another Piano Lover’s nightmare.

Sign #7

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Bonus points go to anyone in the room who can guess what you’re playing by finger placement and rhythm.

Sign #6

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Hats off to those who tune themselves!

Sign #5

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St. Patrick’s Day Quotes: 15 Sayings To Bring You Luck!

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes: 15 Sayings To Bring You Luck!

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St. Patrick's Day Up your game this St. Patrick’s Day with these lucky quotes! Shutterstock/ Milleflore Images

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. Although a lot of people go on and indulge in some drinking, we should remember this started as a holiday commemorating a saint. Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary and bishop born in Roman Britain. When he was 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland. This experience strengthened his faith, as he found God. In a dream, God told him to flee to the coast, and doing so, he escaped from captivity.

Saint Patrick went on to become a priest, and he returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Nowadays, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day has broadened, including Irish culture. A very popular theme is “The Luck of the Irish.” Although many might think this phrase came…

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Two Guitars – Charles Aznavour

 

Two Guitars – Charles Aznavour
LES DEUX GUITARES (Charles Aznavour)

Two guitars by firelight
Strummed by gypsies’ fingers
On a restless ??? of night
Every memory lingers

They don’t know that deep in me
There’s a sadness burning
For my youth once wild and free
In her hands returning

E khê raz, is cho raz
Is chê mênaga mênaga raz
E khê raz, is cho raz
Is cho mênaga mênaga raz

Play now gypsies, play for me
Hide my inner voices
Tantalising endlessly
Offering no choices

A heavy heart, but my head is light
And my legs are hollow
I will drink again tonight
And all the nights that follow

E khê raz, is cho raz
Is chê mênaga mênaga raz
E khê raz, is cho raz
Is cho mênaga mênaga raz

Let me laugh and let me sing
Let me drown in my sorrow
Help me stop remembering
Give me back tomorrow

Come and let the good wine pour
Liquor makes me blameless
Give me more and more
Get me drunk and painless

E khê raz, is cho raz
Is chê mênaga mênaga raz
E khê raz, is cho raz
Is cho mênaga mênaga raz

Two guitars against my head
With their playing persistance
For all the futile days ahead
Full of vain existance

So, what is life, why live anyhow
Question your creator
We’re alive and living now
And dead a minute later

E khê raz, is cho raz
Is chê mênaga mênaga raz
E khê raz, is cho raz
Is cho mênaga mênaga raz

When you see my body drop
??? me ??? waking
Then your two guitars can ???
Gypsy music making

Let me hear your haunting theme
For my soul demands it
Until I am too drunk to dream
??? and I command it

E khê raz, is cho raz
Is chê mênaga mênaga raz
E khê raz, is cho raz
Is cho mênaga mênaga raz

heartless / Pas De heartless

I come to you only in the night while you sleep your not able to talk let alone breathe or even see me.

I can wait as I dance in circles around you in the dead of night.
I sing the ghostly child like chant to you to you as I charm you in my delight.

You will not be able to touch me because once you awaken, I’m not there, I must leave you the dream is done and now it’s dawn. The light is coming threw and it will soon make me melt very soon. I only love in the deep sleep in the night.

But I will come back again, again, and again forever in a dream too dance around you, too sing and too chant.

I will never leave I will always be in your dreams but you can not touch me because you will always be frozen in your heart so until your heart thaws you will not hear nor see me in your dreams.

I Know What It is To Be Young

I Know What It is To Be Young / Orson Welles

When we are young age has no meaning
I never gave it a second thought
until one day along came this old man
and this is what he said to me
and this is what he said to me

I know what it is to be young
but you,you don’t know what it is to be old
someday, you’ll be saying the same thing
time takes away so the story is told

I’ve asked so many questions
to the wise men i’ve met
couldn’t find all the answers
no one has as yet.
There’ll be days to remember
full of laughter and tears
after summer, comes winter and so go the years
So my friend..
lets make music together
I’ll play the old while you sing me the new
In time when your young days are over
there’ll be some one sharing their time with you

I know what it is to be young
but you,you don’t know what it is to be old

So my friend..
lets make music together
I’ll play the old while you sing me the new
In time when your young days are over
there’ll be some one sharing their time with you

there’ll be some one sharing their time with you

The Day God Took You

It was the shocking news that brought tears to my eyes.
And you made me remember what it was like to cry.

On that dreadful day, God decided it was your time, your time to go,
So He took your life away.

And everyone felt the pain, the pain that you had been suffering for so long.
It’s harder than I ever thought life could be without you.

You taught me values
Lessons in life I would learn
You taught me to respect
I gave you love in return

You have always been in my life
Through thick and thin
And now my lonely journey
Without you will begin.

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