Palestinian artist Lina Sleibi sings her version of 'Helwa Ya Baladi'.
The song was originally performed by Egyptian singer Dalida in the late 1970s. English lyrics:
A beautiful word and two more, my homeland is beautiful
A beautiful song and two more, my homeland is beautiful
My hope was always, my homeland
To come back to you, my homeland
And stay with you always
The memories of the past.. remember, my homeland?
My heart is full of stories.. remember, my homeland?
My first love was in my homeland
I can never forget it, my homeland
Where are those days of the past before the farewell
We used to say that separation was impossible
And every tear on the cheeks used to drop
Filled with hope that we will stay
In the sea of love and along the two shores
A beautiful word and many more, my homeland is beautiful
A beautiful song and many more, my homeland is beautiful
Where is the love of my heart, my homeland?
He was far away from me, my homeland
And each time I sing, I think of him
Tell me, my beloved, you are leaving me and going where?
It’s the most beautiful melody we’re both going to sing
How beautiful is the word “my homeland” in a two-line song!