Shechora Ani (I am Black) for Soprano and Piano (From Song of Songs)
Note: Shechora Ani is an Aria from the Oratorio Song of Songs, Op. 137.
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Transliteration from Hebrew to English:
Shechora ani venava
Ke’ohalei kedar kiriyot shelomo
shechora ani venava.
Al tir’uni she’ani shcharchoret
Bnai i’mi, nicharu vi,
Samuni notera et hakeramim.
Karmi sheli, lo natarti
Translation (Song of Songs: chapter 1, verses 5-6):
I am black, but comely,
O ye daughters of Jerusalem
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, because I am black,
because the sun hath looked upon me:
my mother’s children were angry with me,
they made me the keeper of the vineyards;
but mine own vineyard have I not kept.