The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7975   Message #3976975
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Feb-19 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (Weavers, et al.)
Subject: ADD Version: Tzena, Tzena, Tzena (Parish/Miron)
OK, so I got one piece of sheet music, and it's not what I expected. These are the words by Mitchell Parish, and they're not the ones "by the city square" that are most commonly known. So, who wrote the "city square" lyrics?

Tzena, Tzena, Tzena

(English Words by Mitchell Parish, Hebrew Words by Yehiel Haggiz)
(Music by Issachar Miron (Michrovsky) - first 2 parts; third part by Julius Grossman)

Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,
How can anything be plainer than my love for you?
Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
Don't you know your eyes contain a look that thrills me through?
Tzena, Tzena everyone is waiting,
For a wedding they're anticipating.
Everyone is happy celebrating
People dancing in the streets.

Clap your hands and (clap)
Raise your voices higher
Make a circle
While we dance around the fire
Dance the hora (clap)
To your heart's desire,
All the world's in
Love with Tze-na, Tze-na.

Copyright 1950 by Mills Music Inc., New York NY
Copyright © 1962 by Mills Music, Inc., New York NY

This sheet music has only the lyrics attributed to Mitchell Parish, and does not have the Hebrew lyrics.