LYRICS


Following are
the Hebrew lyrics
to Jerusalem of Gold
in English transliteration.


JERUSALEM OF GOLD
by Naomi Shemer


Avir harim zalul kayayin
Ve-rei'ah oranim
Nissa be-ru'ah ha'arbayim
Im kol pa'amonim


U-ve-tardemat ilan va-even
Shvuyah ba-halomah
Ha-ir asher badad yoshevet
U-ve-libbah homah


Yerushalayim shel zahav
Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or
Ha-lo le-khol shirayikh
Ani kinnor.


Eikhah yavshu borot ha-mayim
Kikkar ha-shuk reikah
Ve-ein poked et Har ha-Bayit
Ba-ir ha-attikah


U-va-me'arot asher ba-selah
Meyallelot ruhot
Ve-ein yored el Yam ha-Melah
Be-derekh Yeriho

Yerushalayim shel zahav
Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or
Ha-lo le-khol shirayikh
Ani kinnor.

Akh be-vo'i ha-yom la-shir lakh
Ve-lakh likshor ketarim
Katonti mi-ze'ir bana'ikh
U-me-aharon ha-meshorerim


Ki shemekh zorev et ha-sefatayim
Ke-neshikat saraf
Im eshkakhekh Yerushalayim
Asher kullah zahav


Yerushalayim shel zahav
Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or
Ha-lo le-khol shirayikh
Ani kinnor.


Hazarnu el borot ha-mayim
La-shuk ve-la-kikkar
Shofar kore be-Har ha-Bayit
Ba-ir ha-attikah


U-va-me'arot asher ba-selah
Alfey shemashot zorhot
Nashuv nered el Yam ha-Melah
Be-derekh Yeriho


Yerushalayim shel zahav
Ve-shel nehoshet ve-shel or
Ha-lo le-khol shirayikh
Ani kinnor.

PREPARED BY YAEL LEVINE

NOTE: THE TRANSLITERATION OF THE SONG FOLLOWS THE TRANSLITERATION RULES SET FORTH IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA JUDAICA, JERUSALEM 1972, INDEX VOLUME, P. 90.



The Hebrew lyrics appear
in Naomi Shemer's songbook
All My Songs -
Kol Ha-Shirim -

Tel-Aviv: Yediot Aharonot 1967, 40.


They are also found
in various songbooks,
among them
The Israeli Sing-Along
200 Best Loved Israeli Songs -
1000 Zemer Ve-Od Zemer -

Part 2, Tel-Aviv: Kinneret 1983: 224-225.


The Hebrew lyrics
may also be viewed
at the site of
THE ISRAEL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

NOTE: THERE IS ONE ERROR IN THIS VERSION IN RELATION TO THE ORIGINAL.
INSTEAD OF "YOSHEVET" IT IS WRITTEN "NIZEVET".



Other English transliterations
of the song not based
on the transliteration rules
appearing in the
Encyclopedia Judaica,
can be found in several places,
each differing from the other.


A complete transliteration
may be found in
Naomi Shemer's songbook
All My Songs -
Kol Ha-Shirim -

Tel-Aviv: Yediot Aharonot 1967, 40.


Another transliteration appears
in the sheet music
of the song
at the site of
THE ISRAEL MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.


A transliteration
of the first stanza
can be found on
PHISH.NET,
an unofficial site of Phish.
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
was sung by them
at various performances
during 1993-1994,
and was included
in their 1994 album Hoist.

Read further
about Phish and the
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
connection at web pages
TRANSLATIONS and MUSIC.


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