Shir Roim (Shepherds’ Song), Song, Op. 208 (1947)

Shir Ro’im for Soprano and Orchestral accompaniment:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Shir Ro’im was written originally for Voice and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Voice and Orchestral and an arrangement for A Cappella Choir.

Lyrics: Raphael Eliaz

Duration: 2:44 minutes

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Shir Ro’im became a popular song in Israel shortly after it was first performed in 1947. It has later gained the status of folk song.

Lyrics: Shir Roim (Shepherds’ Song) / Raphael Eliaz
(Transliteration from Hebrew)

Boker, boker kchol raglayim,
Veshamayim reikanim.
Mehalchim, ro’eh va’ayil
Al tlalim uvarkanim.

Sach ro’eh el ben ha’ayil:
Ru’ach rach mar’id gabcha,
Sach ha’ayil el ben chayil:
Bat zugi le’an halcha?

Sach ro’eh el ben ha’ayil:
Bein shvilim tipsa el al.
Sach ha’ayil el ben chayil:
Bat zugi ro’ah batal.

Sach ro’eh el ben ha’ayil:
Od rodemet yonati.
Al sla’im pore’ach zayit,
Al libi – ahavati.

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