DODI LI (Hebrew)
MY BELOVED IS MINE (English)
Dodi li va'ani lo
Mi zot ola min hamidbar
Mi zot ola
M'kuteret mor, mor ulevona
Libavtini achoti kala
Uri tzafon uvo'i teiman (2x)
My beloved is mine and I am his,
The shepherd [grazing his flock] among the lilies.
Who is this, rising up from the desert
Who is she, rising up?
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense
Myrrh and frankincense.
You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride.
You have captured my heart, my bride.
The shepherd [grazing his flock] among the lilies..
Awaken, north wind, and come, south wind.
From Shir Hashirim (Song of Songs) Verses 2:16, 3:6, 4:9, 4:16
Translation and transliteration by Malka Tischler of New York,
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Shilakowsky String Quartet performing this gentle song