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Dylan and the Jews

Girl of the North Country

by Bob Dylan

Im i-pa'am tered el ha'emek

Hebrew Lyric by Yonatan Geffen

Originally performed by Dani Litani.

       Im i pa'am tered el ha'emek
       Sham haruach macah bashvalim
       Al tishcach limsor shalom
       L'zo shepa'am haytah sheli

       Im tavo c'shehachoref matchil
       V'hatal kafu v'haor cheever
       Sim az lev shtilbash mi'il
       Ani lo rotzeh shetitkarer

       Latef b'shmi et hataltalim shelah
       V'al titbayesh l'hitkarev
       V'habet al hapanim shelah
       Bakesh slichah she'ani lo kotev

       Tishal otah im hi zocheret oti
       Ki ani zocher otah tamid
       Baleilot ha'afelim
       Bayamim hachi chamim

       Az im i pa'am tered el ha'emek
       Sham haruach macah bashvalim
       Al tishcach limsor shalom
       L'zo shepa'am haytah sheli

       zo shepa'am haytah sheli

Hebrew lyric retranslated

By Larry Yudelson

       If sometime you go down to the valley
       There the wind rustles the sheaves
       Don't forget to give greetings (shalom)
       To that one who once was mine

       If you come as the winter begins
       And the dew is frozen and the light is blind
       Then pay attention that she wears a coat
       I don't want her to get cold

       Caress in my name her curls
       And don't be embarassed to get close
       And look on her face
       Ask forgiveness that I don't write

       Ask her if she remembers me
       Because I remember her always
       In the dark nights
       And in the hottest days

       So if sometime you go down to the valley
       There the wind rustles the sheaves
       Don't forget to give greetings (shalom)
       To that one who once was mine

       To that one who once was mine


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