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'Al naharot Bavel

[Psalm 137]
By the rivers of Babylon

Soprano

'Al na -ha - rot

Alto


'Al na -ha - rot, 'al

Tenor

Bass

Zion

na -ha -rot

Tsi - yon.

'Al 'a - ra -vim be -to - khah

'et Tsi - yon.

'Al 'a - ra -vim be -to - khah


'et Tsi - yon. 'Al 'a - ra -vim be -to - khah

vei - nu

- nu gam ba -khi - nu, be -zokh -re - nu

we hung our lyres,

For there we were asked

ta - li - nu ki -no - ro - tei - nu. Ki sham she-'e - lu - nu sho

'Al 'a - ra -vim be -to - khah

ta - li - nu ki -no -ro tei

rei shir,

- nu

div - rei

vei - nu

ve - to -la -lei - nu

ve - to -la -lei - nu

sim - cha shi - ru

How can

ve - to -la -lei - nu sim - cha shi - ru

la - nu mi -shir Tsi - yon.

la - nu mi -shir Tsi - yon. 'Eikh na -

sim - cha shi - ru

div - rei shir,

ve - to -la -lei - nu sim - cha shi - ru


vei

shir,

"sing us a song of Zion!"

div - rei shir,

nu. Ki sham she-'e - lu - nu sho

ta - li - nu ki -no - ro - tei - nu. Ki sham she-'e - lu - nu sho

div

ta - li - nu ki -no - ro - tei - nu. Ki sham she-'e - lu - nu sho

vei - nu

Ba - vel, sham ya -shav - nu gam ba -khi - nu, be -zokh -re - nu

13 by our captors and oppressors to sing songs and make merry:

'et Tsi - yon.

Ba - vel, sham ya -shav - nu gam ba -khi - nu, be -zokh -re - nu

On willows in its midst

'Al na -ha - rot,


na -ha -rot Ba - vel, sham ya -shav

'et

as we remembered

Ba - vel, sham ya shav


- nu gam ba -khi - nu, be -zokh -re - nu

'Al na -ha - rot

there we sat and wept

Salomone Rossi

la - nu mi -shir Tsi - yon. 'Eikh na -

la - nu mi -shir Tsi - yon. 'Eikh na -

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S

we sing the song of the Lord in a foreign land?

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shir

'et shir 'a - do -nai 'al

'ad - mat ne

'et shir 'a - do -nai 'al


'ad
shir


shir

forget itself.

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'et shir 'a - do -nai 'al

ne - khar.

'Im 'esh - ka-chekh

Ye -ru -sha - la

- mat ne - khar.

'ad - mat ne - khar.

ye - mi - ni. Tid -bak le -sho - ni le -chik -ki 'im

lo

'Im 'esh - ka-chekh Ye - ru - sha - la - yim, tish

kach

yim, tish

'Im 'esh - ka-chekh Ye - ru - sha - la - yim, tish

'ez - ke -re

if I do not raise

khi, 'im lo 'a -'a - leh 'et

Ye -






kach ye - mi - ni. Tid -bak le -sho - ni le -chik -ki 'im lo 'ez -ke - re
khi, 'im lo 'a -'a - leh 'et
Ye

ye - mi - ni. Tid -bak le -sho - ni le -chik -ki 'im

Jerusalem to the sumit of my joy.

lo

'ez - ke -re

khi, 'im lo 'a -'a - leh

ru

sha - la

ru - sha - la

yim 'al

rosh

yim 'al rosh sim

sim -cha - ti.

- cha - ti.

yim 'al

rosh sim -cha

ti.

'et Ye -

Remember Lord the sons of Edom,

Ze - khor 'A - do -nai

ru - sha -la

Ye -ru - sha - la - yim, tish

ye - mi - ni.

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'Im 'esh - ka-chekh

kach

kach

-khar.

Let my tongue stick to my palate if I do not remember you,

'al 'ad - mat

If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand

liv - nei 'E - dom 'et

Ze - khor 'A - do -nai liv - nei 'E - dom 'et

Ze - khor 'A - do -nai liv - nei 'E - dom 'et

Ze - khor 'A - do -nai liv - nei 'E - dom 'et

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yom

Ye -ru - sha

yom Ye - ru - sha

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Bat Ba - vel

'o - me - rim:

a - ru

a - ru

'ad ha - ye

- ru,

ha - she - du - dah ash - rei

a - ru

a - ru,

a - ru

'ad ha - ye

lakh 'et

she -ya -shal -lem

she -ya -shal -lem

lakh 'et

lakh 'et

sod

bah.

bah.

sod

bah.

ge - mu - lekh sheg -ga -malt la -

lakh 'et

against the rocks.

ve -nip -pets 'et

- nip -pets 'et

ve -nip -pets 'et

'o - la la - yikh

'o - la la - yikh

'o - la

'o - la

ge - mu - lekh sheg -ga - malt

and dashes your infants

ve -nip -pets 'et

ge - mu - lekh sheg -ga - malt

la - nu. Ash - rei she -yo -chez

ge - mu - lekh sheg -ga - malt

bah.

in the coin you paid us.

- nu. Ash - rei she -yo -chez ve

sod

'ad ha - ye - sod

nu. Ash - rei she -yo -chez

she -ya -shal -lem

'ad ha - ye

she -ya -shal -lem

blessed is he who repays you

a - ru

'o - me - rim:

ha - she - du - dah ash - rei

la

ha - she - du - dah ash - rei

ha

la - nu. Ash - rei she -yo -chez

ha

to its foundations!"

'o - me - rim: a - ru,

Blessed is he who grasps

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ha - she - du - da, ash - rei

Bat Ba - vel

ha

la - yim;

Daughter of Babylon to be ravaged,

Bat Ba - vel

la - yim;

Ye -ru - sha - la - yim;

Bat Ba - vel


yom Ye - ru -sha-la yim; ha - 'o - me - rim:
a

yom

they said: "raze it, raze it

in the day of Jerusalem;

- la - yikh

- la - yikh

'el

'el

has -sa



'el has - sa

la'.

has - sa

'el has - sa

la'.

la'.

la'.