Hava Nagila

Transliteration           English translation
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa    Let's rejoice and be happy
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa    Let's rejoice and be happy
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa Let's sing and be happy
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa Let's sing and be happy
Uru, uru aḥim!            Awake, awake, my brothers!
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim, uru aḥim!       Awake, my brothers, awake, my brothers!
Be-lev sameaḥ             With a happy heart

Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa    Let's rejoice and be happy
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila               Let's rejoice
Hava nagila ve-nismeḥa    Let's rejoice and be happy
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa Let's sing and be happy
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah            Let's sing
Hava neranenah ve-nismeḥa Let's sing and be happy
Uru, uru aḥim!            Awake, awake, my brothers!
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim be-lev sameaḥ    Awake my brothers with a happy heart
Uru aḥim, uru aḥim!       Awake, my brothers, awake, my brothers!
Be-lev sameaḥ             With a happy heart

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As recorded by Alma Cogan

Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Venis mecha
Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Hava nagila
Venis mecha
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Venis mecha
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Venis mecha
Uru, uru achim
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim
Uru achim
Uru achim belev sameach
Over the valley
Voices are singing
Bells are a-ringing
Dance, ev'ryone dance
Come to the valley
Join in the clover
Harvest is over
Dance, ev'ryone dance
Dance where the corn is high
Under a velvet sky
Dance ev'rybody
Dance, dance, dance
Just dance and turn about
Lift up your arms and shout
Dance ev'rybody
Dance, dance, dance
Turn left, turn right
Lift your arms, your heart will follow
Lift your voice, your head will follow
Spread your arms like a swallow
Spread your arms like a swallow
Fly away, greet the day
Clap hands ev'ryone, come on
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Hava neranena
Venis mecha
Uru, uru achim
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim belev sameach
Uru achim
Uru achim
Uru, belev sameach
Oye!
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As recorded by Dalida
French lyrics added by Sidney Danoff & Charles Aznavour

Hava nagila, hava nagila                     Let's rejoice, let's rejoice,
Hava nagila venis'mecha                      Let's rejoice and be happy.
Hava nagila, hava nagila                     Let's rejoice, let's rejoice,
Hava nagila venis'mecha                      Let's rejoice and be happy.
Hava neranena, hava neranena                 Let's sing, let's sing,
Hava neranena venis'mecha                    Let's sing and be happy.
Hava neranena, hava neranena                 Let's sing, let's sing,
Hava neranena venis'mecha                    Let's sing and be happy.
Bien, bien, je suis si bien                  Well, well, I'm very well,
que ma joie devient complète                 that my joy has become compete.
Près de toi le temps s'arrête,               Next to you time stops,
dans tes bras je perds la tête               In your arms I lose my mind,
Serre-moi jusqu'au jour,                     Hold me till the day.
danse danse danse mon amour                  dance dance dance my love.
Dansons car dans les granges le blé se range We dance because in the barns 
                                             the wheat is stored,
C'est le dernier jour des moissons           this is the last day of harvest,
Dansons sur cette terre fertile et fière     We dance on this fertile and proud land
Qui reverra d'autres sillons                 that will see other furrows again.
Dansons sans plus penser                     We dance with thinking anymore,
au mal qu'on s'est donné                     about the difficulties we've been given
Pour faire lever ce                          grain to lift this grain,
qu'on vendra demain                          that we will sell tomorrow.
Dansons cheveux au vent                      We dance, hair in the wind,
et si de temps en temps                      and if from time to time,
Ton corps serre mon corps                    Your body holds my body
juste un peu plus fort                       Just a little stronger.
Uru, uru achim, uru achim belev same'ach     Awake, awake brothers, awake brothers 
                                             with a happy heart,
Uru achim belev same'ach,                    Awake brothers with a happy heart,
Uru achim belev same'ach                     Awake brothers with a happy heart,
Uru achim ! uru achiiiiiim                   Awake brother ! Awake brothers
Belev sameeeeaaaaach                         with a happy heart.