Dedicated to my husband and son, Zecharia and Benyamin David
The first song is sung by the mother of the bride during the ḥenna ceremony.
The second song is sung whilst kneading the ḥenna, not whilst dancing.
The woman is singing about the pain in getting married. We cried whilst making the ḥenna for the woman. We cry when a woman leaves her father’s home. We shed tears. Women would sing and take out the pain whilst grinding the ḥenna.