Songs/
Rabin Memorial Day
Shalom Chaver (Goodbye – Friend)

Lyrics: Yankele Rotblit

Music: Shalom Chanoch

The city square is lightened

Tens of thousands of your friends

Had all gathered and assembled

They all came to see your face

 

Crimson as a bashful child

As you gave your voice in song

Your destiny was knocking

And you hadn't heard at all

 

Once again, I feel a tremble

Who could have known

What can be said there's nothing simpler than

Shalom Chaver

 

While immersed in joy and bliss

You sang out with words of peace

In the darkness waits the killer

For his chance to shoot at last

 

The whole square is hustle bustle

Heart to heart is like a flower

His gun is loaded with death

And his eyes are cold as ice

 

Autumn night falls on the Negev

Desert cries on the other side

And above, no words are simpler than

Shalom Chaver

 

Streets are filled with tears

Days, and nights and weeks

Tears are running down my cheek

Lights of candles quiver – why

 

At the pale of dawn

The night shadows retreat

Soon the sun will be shining

And we'll all go away

 

Autumn night falls on the Negev

Desert cries on the other side

And above, no words are simpler than

Shalom Chaver

 

Once again, I feel a tremble

Who could have known

What can be said there's nothing simple

Than Shalom Chaver

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