Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors), Song

Opus: 200.1 Year: 1946 
Voice and Piano
1:58 min
Sheet Music
Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors), SongFREE

Track 1: Shnei Orchim from the Album Tikiliton
Chava Alberstein, Voice
Yurik Ben-David, Accompaniment
Recorded in 1977

Track 2: Shnei Orchim for Voice and Orchestra
Ethel Zusman, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Recording: November 30,1953

Track 3: Shnei Orchim for Voice and Piano
Lior Stern, Soprano
Yoav Meir Weiss, Piano
Recorded in 2013

Note: The song Shnei Orchim is part of a collection of children’s songs Opus 200:
No. 1: Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors)
No. 2: Parpar Aviv (Spring Butterfly)
No. 3: Habuba Vehabubonet (The Big Doll and the Small Doll)
No. 4: Dani Gibor (Brave Danny)
No. 5: Mischak (Game)

The song Two Visitor in Lavry's handwriting as it appeared in the children's magazine “Davar Li'yeladim” on Nov 2, 1949

The song Two Visitor in Lavry’s handwriting as it appeared in the children’s magazine “Davar Li’yeladim” on Nov 2, 1949

Lyrics: Shmuel Bass

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

In 1946 Marc Lavry chose 5 children songs by different lyricists and gathered them into one collection (Opus 200.)
Shnei Orchim (Two Visitors), a song about a couple doves, became one of the popular children songs sung in Israel to date.

Shnei Ocrhim / Shmuel Bass
(transliterated from Hebrew)

Shnei orchim li bahalon,
Halo hem yona veyon.
Mishovach asher bagan
Levakreini ba’u kan.

Rosh heni’a yon bli sof:
Boker, boker, boker tov!
Veyona hosifa hen:
Boker, boker, boker hen!

Az zarakti al hasaf
Zer’onim melo hakaf.
Yom yom bo’u ve’eten
Rosh heni’u: hen, hen, hhen!