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B'erev shabat

a song


words and music by Chaim Moshe, orthodox Yemenite (= Teyman) cassette singer in Israel.

B'erev shabat nishev v'ezkerah On Sabbath eve we will sit and remember
neimot asher nogot li balev pleasant melodies which touch my heart
shulchan v'nirot aruchim b'orah table and candles are set with light
v'aba mivrach bekol arev. and father blesses with voice pleasant.
V'ima im mitpachat la'shulchan hi magisha And mother with kerchief to the table serves
misamim v'mavas ohev with delights to eat and looks of love
achii v'achotii potschim bashira my brothers and my sisters burst into song
v'aba batsukim nover. and father they delve into verse.
Im shachar nakuma yachdav lehitpalel With dawn come we awake and together pray
v'shliyach-hatsibur kore birkat gomel and public announcer reads blessing of benefactor
kol hayaldim b'yachad b'makela g'dola all the children together in choir large
v'gam hataf oneh lahem behilulah. and also the little answer them with joy.
Shomim et haMaftir v'gam haMetargem One hears the Maftir and also the Metargem
  (Maftir <Aramaic "last one", targem = trans.)
ve'anochi bekol tamid oneh lahem. and I in voice always answer them (join in).
Chozrim mebet-hak'neset aba v'hayaldim Return from the synagogue father and the kids
omdim bator bapeta im ima lehashkotam they stand on line in the entrance and mother gives them drink (literally, to water them)
ve'az al hashulchan nishva mesubim and then to the table to sit around
v'ima pagisha et hadjaghnun v'habeytsim and mother serves the djaghnun and the eggs
  (djaghnun = dough in olive oil)/td>
v'aba berech im tset hashabat and father blesses with the end/exit of the Sabbath
laner v'lavashmim nafsho meyachala. to the candle and to the spices his soul longs for (desires).