" I am the L-rd your G-d who rescued you from the land of Egypt... gods besides Me you should not know, and there is no Saviour but Me" (Shemot 20: 2 & Hoshea 13: 4) . A Sephardi discussion on Orthodoxy, the world, notes, essays & other pedantic musings
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
A Sephardi song - Morena me Ilaman
This is an old Sephardi love poem, put to music. I won't translate, as a literal translation gets lost in English. Enjoy the rhythm of the song; I've include 2 videos as the tunes are slightly different, but I enjoy both.
Morena me llaman, yo blanca naci, de pasear, galana, mi color perdi.
D'aquellas ventanicas, m'arronjan flechas. Si son de amores, Vengan derechas.
Vestido de verde
y de alteli. Qu'ansi dize la novia con el chelibi.
Escalerica le hizo de oro y de marfil. Para que suba el novio