Shir Petah Tikva: Lehoratenu – Hora (A song for Petah Tikva), Song
Recording: Not yet available
Lyrics: Emanuel Harussi
Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990035289700205171
Synopsis: For the 70th anniversary of Petah Tikva on October 24, 1948, the city of Petah Tikva commissioned a song from poet Emanuel Harussi and composer Marc Lavry with the purpose of “glorifying the name of the first Moshava (town) on its 70th birthday”. The song that begins with the words “Sing a song of thanks to mother, Petah Tikva” was sung by all the residents and students of the city.
(Courtesy of the Oded Yarkoni History Archive of Petah Tikva).
Lyrics: Shir Petah Tikva: Lehoratenu – Hora / Emanuel Harussi
(transliterated from Hebrew to English)
Siru shir toda
LePetah Tikva ima,
Ilfa, kidsha, herima.
Legil shv’im hegi’a
Begil varon nari’a.
(there are 3 more verses in Hebrew)