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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Aleh Katan Sheli - Avraham Fried

Ani hu etz me'od zaken usva yamim
Ra'iti kvar ruchot azot ure'amim
Atah aleh katan mitnoe'a
Batu'ach be'atzmo, hakol yode'a

Kach itcha tzeidah laderech, et nisyoni
Al tezal'zel, ulai zeh kol mah sheyesh li
Ki yesh yamim yafim hakol pore'ach
Veyesh sha'ot kashot hakol bore'ach

Chorus:
Tach'zik chazak aleh katan sheli
Ki lo tamid hakol bachutz bahir
Veru'ach sa'ar vesufah karah
Tiz'kor vetit'chazek ani itcha!
Tach'zik chazak aleh katan sheli

Ve'lo tamid hakol nachon hakol muvan
Chaim zeh lo shi'ur cheshbon zeh gam miv'chan
Achshav aleh katan hakol ragu'a
Ach merachok ulai anan magi'a

Kach itcha tzeidah laderech, et birkati
Chatzi hakos hi mele'ah tiz'kor tamid
Uk'shehashemesh el hayam shoka'at
Al tid'ag machar hi shuv zorachat!

Chorus:

11 comments:

BugsBenny36 said...

Rough translation:

I am a tree, old in age, fulfilled in years
I have withstood strong winds, and thunder storms
You are a small, unstable leaf
Self-confident, know it all
Take with you, my life’s challenges
Don’t disregard them, maybe this all I have
There are beautiful days, everything is blooming
And there are difficult times, everything slipping away

Chorus:
Hold strong my little leaf
It is not always clear outside
Gale winds and tempest storms happen
Remember and be strengthened I am with you
Hold strong my little leaf.

And not always is everything alright, everything understood
Life is a test not just a life lesson
Now my little leaf, all is calm
Although from afar a cloud may reach
Take with you, my blessings
Always remember, the glass is half full
And when the sun goes down over the ocean
Don’t worry, tomorrow it will shine once again
Hold on my little leaf..

Anonymous said...

I love this song!!!!
Amazing and powerful words!!!
Thanks to the one that translated it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the translation!

Hud said...

I took the liberty of smoothing out the rough edges of BugsBenny36's rough translation of this beautiful poem as sung so beautifully by Avrohom Fried.

I am an age-old tree, fulfilled in years,
I have withstood strong winds, and thunder storms
You are a small, fragile leaf -- 
A self-confident know-it-all 
Take with you my life experiences --
Don’t disregard them, these may be all I have to offer --
There are beautiful days, with everything blooming 
And there will be difficult times, with everything dooming 

Chorus:
Hold strong, little leaf of mine,
It is not always clear outside,
Gale winds and tempest storms happen. 
Remember and be strong, I am with you.
Hold strong my little leaf. 

Everything is not always the way it should be, everything clear and understood.
Life is not am exercise in school, life must include honorable choices.
At this time, little leaf, everything is calm. 
Though from afar a dark cloud may arrive.
Take with you, my blessings.
Always remember, the glass is half full. 
And when the sun goes down over the sea,
Worry not, tomorrow it will shine brightly once again.
Hold on my little leaf. . .

Anonymous said...

Could someone post the lyrics in Hebrew?

BugsBenny36 said...

אני הוא עץ מאד זקן ושבע ימים
ראיתי כבר רוחות עזות ורעמים
אתה עלה קטן מתנועע
בטוח בעצמו הכל יודע
קח אתך צידה לדרך את נסיוני
אל תזלזל אולי זה כל מה שיש לי
כי יש ימים יפים הכל פורח
ויש שעות קשות הכל בורח

תחזיק חזק עלה קטן שלי
כי לא תמיד הכל בחוץ בהיר
ברוח סער וסופה קרה
תזכור ותתחזק אני אתך
תחזיק חזק עלה קטן שלי

ולא תמיד הכל נכון הכל מובן
חיים זה לא שיעור חשבון זה גם מבחן
עכשיו עלה קטן הכל רגוע
אך מרחוק אולי ענן מגיע
קח איתך צידה לדרך את ברכתי
חצי הכוס היא מלאה תזכור תמיד
וכשהשמש אל הים שוקעת
אל תדאג מחר היא שוב זורחת

Anonymous said...

i thing that the Hebrew music is the best, i love this music, i play the guitar and when y play this songs is really different than another music or language, my first step play this kind of music, the next .. learn the language ...

Anonymous said...

My grandson was born just over a week ago.
I held him and soothed him, but I didn't have a lullaby to sing to him.
I heard this song on a CD of Israeli songs.
This will be his lullaby.

Thank you.

Augustine Monkada said...

shalom.
Beautiful song when I sing it like a grandpa.

to said...

Thank You a lot. Heart touching words.

to said...

Thank You a lot. Heart touching words.