"This song was one of my favourites when I was a kid, and it's still even if I am 28 now." -Mohamed

You can find the pronunciation of this song in the Notes.

Notes

*The apostrophe ' indicates a stress.
**The thief's name

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Transliteration:

Sha la la la la
Sha la la la la 'la

Sha la la la laaa
Sha la la la la 'la

Farasu eali yanamu fil istabli
Baynama eali yazdaridu lhalwa

Ja 'ahu Faris fasaraqa lfarasa
Thuma* khtaba'a fil ghabati lbaeida

Hahuwa eali yabhathu* fil istabli
Falam yajidi lfarasa hunaka

Sha la la la la
Sha la la la la 'la

Sha la la la laaa
Sha la la la la 'la

Dahaba eali ila lghabati lbaeida
Fawajada hunaka lfarasa lmafquda

Rakiba eali rakbata lfursani
Fafariha bihi farhatal abtali

Sha la la la la
Sha la la la la 'la

Sha la la la laaa
Sha la la la la 'la

*The sound of the letters "th" is like the "th" in the word "three"
"ea" like an "ah" sound pronounced very deep in the throat
"q" like "k" in dark, pronounced raising the roof of the mouth
"kh" like "ch" in German as in "Bach" or in Scottish "loch"
"gh" like a "kh" but voiced/soft, like a gargling sound

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Mohamed Akaddar for sharing this song, for translating it and for the transliteration!

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