The Night Has Ended
The night has ended and the sun has risen and the bird sang saw saw.
He saw the cat he said to her "bes bes", she said "nau nau".
His mom said "Leave the cat alone".
He left the school and threw his notebook and he bothered the cat.
She scratched his hand when he pulled her tail.
And that's the end of someone who doesn't obey his mom.
zahaba allayol talaa alfagr wal asfour sawsaw
gat elqtta allaha bes bes aletlo nau nau
mama qaletlo seeb elqtta we khaleha fe halha
sab madrasto we rama korasto we rah gar shakalha
rahet elotta mekharbesha edo lamma mesek delha
wady gazaa elly mayesmaash kelma mama teoulha
q: "dark k" pronounced more or less as "c" in "court"
kh: as Spanish "j" or German "ch" in Bach
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Hend Agrama from Cairo for contributing, transliterating and translating this song. Many thanks also to Mr. and Mrs Laamarti for the Arabic text. Shukran!