Can You Help with a Lebanese Song about Petting a Cat?

Michele wrote me:

Hello,

My Mom’s side of the family is part Lebanese and I grew up hearing a song about petting a cat and then it tries to grab some meat and gets smacked. Something like “beese, beese, yup si na, kinthee lahama wisheena, ibbis”. Sound familiar?

Thanks,
Michele

If anyone can help with this song, please comment below or email me.

Thanks!

Lisa

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8 Responses to “Can You Help with a Lebanese Song about Petting a Cat?”

  1. rose Says:

    HI LISA
    I GREW UP WITH THE SAME SONG
    I THINK IT WENT LIKE THIS
    BISI BISI TALBISI
    LURHTI KALTIH EL JIBNEE
    OW TABIS TABIS TABIS
    CHEERS

  2. khouloud Says:

    do u mean 3indi bisi isma sisi lawna abyad w mna2a ….
    u can find it here

  3. Lisa Says:

    Roula was trying to help up find the song at the link just above, but she wrote that she ccouldn’t figure out which song it was and that she could only think that it the one of the link that says “zip”.

    This makes sense to me because when you click it on it says, “3andi_bisi.zip”.

    I tried that one and couldn’t open it.

    The one that looks like a disk next to it says “3andi_bisi.rm” – so far I can’t get it to work. I was able to listen with the plugin in Internet Explorer. I hear a cat in the background meowing.

  4. Leen Says:

    I think she might be asking for this one:

    bis bis mewo oumeh dawi eldaw
    zouzou belhmem 3abeyakol reman
    eltel ta3mini tab raso we nem…..

  5. Joumana Says:

    Hello everyone. I am second generation Leb-American but don’t speak Arabic that well. I am trying to find out the words to the Lebanese nursery rhyme that the character “Mo-Mo” sang on the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. It was so beautiful!

    Hope someone can help.

    J.

  6. Mimi Says:

    Hi Joumana:
    I was taken by the same song on Nurse Jackie. I was only able to hear a little of it before the show closed, but in English it goes like this:

    A bird appeared on the window
    And said to me, oh Nou-Nou,
    Hide me with you, please hide me with you
    I beg you, Nou-Nou

    I asked him, where are you from
    He said, from the edge of the sky

    I asked him where are you coming from
    He said, from the neighbor’s house

    I asked him whom do you fear,
    He said ….

    Hope this helps. If you find out the name of it in Arabic, please let me know so I can find it. I was born in Lebanon and am fluent but no one in my family recognizes the song. If you need to words in Arabic, let me know. I still have it on Tivo.

    Mimi

  7. nousha Says:

    check this out, i think this is the song…
    http://www.arabiclyrics.net/ayda-al-ayoubi/Asfour.php

  8. Alain Guy Says:

    The song on nurse Jackie was Asfour. You can do a search for it on YouTube…sung by Omeima/Omayma. I’m trying to find the sheet music for that same song which is how I ended up here. Beautiful song. Ma salama to all.

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