Al Naharot Bavel

 
על נהרות בבל


Al Naharot Bavel
Al Naharot Bavel
Sham yashavnu gam bachinu
b'zochreinu et Tzion.
עַל נְהָרוֹת בָּבֶל,
עַל נְהָרוֹת בָּבֶל,
שָׁם יָשַׁבנוּ גַם בָּכִינוּ
בְּזָכְרֵנוּ אֶת צִיוֹן.

Translation:

By the rivers of Babylon,
By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down and we wept,
When we remembered Zion.

(Psalm 137)

Based on Jewish Publication Society Bible 1917 (public domain)

Information:

There are several tunes for these words, some of which repeat different phrases.

This prayer (the first verse of Psalm 137) starts the weekday Grace After Meals (On Shabbat, we start with Shir Ha'ma'alot (Psalm 126)).

Version by 16th century composer Salomone Rossi is below:
Ensemble CONCERTO:
Alessandro Casari, soprano
Emanuele Bianchi, contralto
Giovanni Caccamo, tenore
Filippo Tuccimei, basso

Direzione: ROBERTO GINI

Registrazione: 1995


Printed from the Zemirot Database