Roberto Carlos

YERUSHALAYIM SHEL ZAHAV
JERUSALEM OF GOLD
Verse 1

Avir harim tsalul k’yayin
Vereiyach oranim
Nissah beru’ach ha’arbayim
Im kol pa’amonim.

U’vtardemat ilan va’even
Shvuyah bachalomah
Ha’ir asher badad yoshevet
Uvelibah – chomah.

Verse 1

The mountain air is clear as water
The scent of pines around
Is carried on the breeze of twilight,
And tinkling bells resound.

The trees and stones there softly slumber,
A dream enfolds them all.
So solitary lies the city,
And at its heart — a wall.

Chorus:
Yerushalayim shel zahav
Veshel nechoshet veshel or
Halo lechol shirayich Ani kinor.
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Chorus:
Oh, Jerusalem of gold,
and of light and of bronze,
I am the lute for all your songs.
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Verse 2

Chazarnu el borot hamayim
Lashuk velakikar
Shofar koreh behar habayit
ba’ir ha’atikah.Uvme’arot asher baselah
Alfei shmashot zorchot
Nashuv nered el Yam Hemalach
B’derech Yericho
Verse 2

The wells are filled again with water,
The square with joyous crowd,
On the Temple Mount within the City,
The shofar rings out loud.

Within the caverns in the mountains
A thousand suns will glow,
We’ll take the Dead Sea road together,
That runs through Jericho.

Chorus:
Yerushalayim shel zahav
Veshel nechoshet veshel or
Halo lechol shirayich Ani kinor.
x2
Chorus:
Oh, Jerusalem of gold,
and of light and of bronze,
I am the lute for all your songs.
x2
Verse 3

Ach bevo’i hayom lashir lach
Velach likshor k’tarim
Katonti mitse’ir bana’ich
Ume achron ham’shorerim.

Ki shmech tsorev et hasfatayim
Keneshikat saraf
Im eshkachech Yerushalayim
Asher kulah zahav.

Verse 3

But as I sing to you, my city,
And you with crowns adorn,
I am the least of all your children,
Of all the poets born.

Your name will scorch my lips for ever,
Like a seraph’s kiss, I’m told,
If I forget thee, golden city,
Jerusalem of gold.

Chorus:
Yerushalayim shel zahav
Veshel nechoshet veshel or
Halo lechol shirayich Ani kinor.
x2
Chorus:
Oh, Jerusalem of gold,
and of light and of bronze,
I am the lute for all your songs.
x2

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