Bukharan song (original melody of 'Pomegranate Tree')

In memory of Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Efraim ZT"L

The song was sung in 1983 during the night of Passover at Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Efraim’s house in Dushanbe

Name of speaker: 
Polina Kalantarova
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Epidemiologist
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
64
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Tajik
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
David Ben Efraim
Year of recording: 
1983

Transcription: 

1                                                            

Şudam ʙar surratat oşuq                       
Ki ʙar man mekunad gavƣo
Ci surrat surrati dilʹʙar,
Ci dilʹʙar dilʹʙari zeʙo

2

Agar az ʙoƣ xaʙar ojad
Ba sad gul gul ʙaron dilʹʙar
Ci gul gul gul guli ʙulʹʙul
Ci ʙulʹʙul ʙulʹʙuli şajdo

3

Nigori man ʙa sad xuʙi
Ki zulʹfaş naƣate dorad
Ci nagat nagati amʙar
Ci amaʙar amʙari soro

 

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