Sung to the tune of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"...

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Notes

Transliteration

Ene andi koura

Ene 3ndi kura
Ma ajmalaha
Tejri kel'osfura
kurati haha

Kurati tusalli
ma ajmalaha
Tajri m'a rijli
ma asr3ha

"3" is an "ah" sound pronounced very deep in the throat
"u" sounds like the "u" in "put"

This song is sung to the tune to "Itsy Bitsy Spider", but with each musical line being repeated twice.

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Comments

Mourad suggests that the 2nd line of the first verse could be sung as:
"ma akbaraha" (ما أﻜﺒﺭﻬه) which means "it's so big".

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Marie and Séverine for contributing the transliterated version of this song and the French translation.

Many thanks also to Mourad Bendjennet for typing it in the original Arabic text.

Thanks to Monique Palomares for the English translation, the midi tune and the 1st illustration.

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