THE SHEIKH IMAM SONGBOOK

 

 

Songs collected, translated and annotated

by members of The Sheikh Imam Collective. **

 

This web page contains the songs of Sheikh Imam and Ahmed Fu'ad Negm in English translations. We are making an archive of those songs, to be deposited in the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS, London].

This is a work in progress, with translations being added as they are completed.

Eventually we shall also produce a Song Book containing the lyrics, in Arabic and in translation.

Biography of Sheikh Imam . Biography of Ahmed Fu'ad Negm

Poems of Negm . Obituary of Negm . Contact us

 

Contents

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1. Abouk al-siqā māt [Lyrics] [Video]

2. Ahīmu shawqā [Lyrics] [Video]

3. Al-awlad baladī [Lyrics] [Video]

4. Al-bahri bi-yidhak leīh? - Why is the river laughing? - [Lyrics] [Video]

4a. Al-bit'a - The wotsit - [Pending] [Video]

5. Al-fa'l [Lyrics] [Video]

6. Al-fawazīr [Lyrics] [Video]

7. Al-fūl wa-l lahmah - On beans and meat - [Lyrics] [Video]

9. Al-gada' gada' - The brave are brave - [Lyrics] [Video]

10. Al-khawāja al-amrikānī - The American master - [Pending] [Video]

11. Al-mahattah - The station - [Pending] [Video]

11a. Al-mamnu'āt - Contraband [The forbidden] - [Lyrics] [Video]

12. Al-m'arakah [Lyrics] [Video]

13. Al-marjīha - The swing - [Lyrics] [Video]

14. Al-qadiyah [Lyrics] [Video]

16. Al-sheikh imām [Dur ya kalam] - Sheikh Imam [Circle around, oh words] - [Lyrics] [Video]

17. Al-shorba al-ajībah - The strange drink - [Pending] [Video]

18. Al-sindibād - Sinbad - [Lyrics] [Video]

19. Al-tanbūr - The tanbur - [Lyrics] [Video]

20. Al-toubah [Lyrics] [Video]

21. Al-yōyō - Yo-Yo - [Lyrics] [Video]

21b. Am al-sayyid - [Lyrics] [Video]

22. Ana atūb an hubbak? - Do I repent loving you? - [Pending] [Video]

22a. Ana fi intizarak - I am waiting for you - [Pending] [Video]

23. Bahīah [Lyrics] [Video]

24. Baqrah hāhā - The cow Ha Ha - [Lyrics] [Video]

25. Bak'āyah yanāīr [Lyrics] [Video]

25a. Bayanat 'ala tadhkara masjoun - Notes from a prisoner's file [Pending] [Video]

26. Bayram - Bayram - [Lyrics] [Video]

27. Butikāt - Boutiques - [Lyrics] [Video]

28. Fīl-layl - In the night - [Lyrics] [Video]

29. Ghinwa al-salām - A song of peace - [Lyrics] [Video]

30. Ghinwa li-falastīn - A song for Palestine - [Lyrics] [Video]

31. Guevara māt - Guevara is dead - [Lyrics] [Video]

32. Halā bi-l-hubb [Lyrics] [Video]

33. Halā wīlā - Hala Wila - [Lyrics] [Video]

34. Hallu l-marakib [Lyrics] [Video]

35. Humā mīn wa ahnā mīn - Who are they and who are we? - [Lyrics] [Video]

36. Itjam'aū al-'ashaq - The lovers are gathered - [Pending] [Video]

37. Ishī yā misr - Wake up, oh Egypt - [Lyrics] [Video]

38. 'Iskanderīyah - Alexandria - [Lyrics] [Video]

38a. Iza ash-shams gheraet - If the sun is drowned - [Lyrics] [Video]

39. Jawāzah [Lyrics] [Video]

40. Kalam min al-kalām (Dur ya kalām) [Lyrics] [Video]

41. Kalb al-sitt - The lady's dog - [Lyrics] [Video]

42. Kilmataīn- Two words - [Pending] [Video]

42a. Laa sawt ya'ala fowqa sawt al-ma'araka - No voice is louder than the voice of the battle - [Pending] [Video]

43. Mahkamah [Lyrics] [Video]

44. Manā'ah al-zarq [Lyrics] [Video]

45. Mīkī - Miki - [Lyrics] [Video]

46. Murr al-kalam [Lyrics] [Video]

47. Nixon bābā - Papa Nixon - [Lyrics] [Video]

48. Nixon jā' [Lyrics] [Video]

49. Prologue - Prologue - [Lyrics] [Video]

50. Qīdū sham'a [Lyrics] [Video]

51. Raja'ū al-talāmidhah - The students are back - [Pending] [Video]

52. Risāla ila al-hudūd - Letter to the frontier - [Pending] [Video]

53. Sabr Ayūb - The patience of Job - [Lyrics] [Video]

54. Salām lil-'ard - Peace to the earth - [Lyrics] [Video]

55. Satyagraha - Satyagraha - [Lyrics] [Video]

56. Shayyid qsūrak - Build your palaces - [Lyrics] [Video]

57. Sharam baram [Lyrics] [Video]

58. Shāl al-hawa [Lyrics] [Video]

58a. Shouf al-hikaya [Lyrics] [Video]

58b. Telea al-sabah - [Lyrics] [Video]

59. Valery Giscard d'Estaing - Valery Giscard d'Estaing - [Lyrics] [Video]

60. Wa'ad al-har [Lyrics] [Video]

60a. Wahabt omril-al-'amal - I have devoted my life to hope - [Pending] [Video]

61. Ya arab - Oh Arabs - [Lyrics] [Video]

61a. Ya ayoun she'ar tunisi - [Lyrics] [Video]

61b. Ya ghorba rouhiy [Lyrics] [Video]

62. Ya ghusn naka - Oh branch of the naqa - [muwashshah] [Lyrics] [Video]

63. Ya waladī [Lyrics] [Video]

64. Ya'īsh ahl baladī - Long live the people of my country - [Lyrics] [Video]

65. Yemma mwail al-hawa - Mother, a song of love - [Pending] [Video]


66. Yitouf al-rabi' [Lyrics] [Video]

 

POEMS BY AHMED FU'AD NEGM

100. Bayan hamm - An important announcement - [Lyrics] [Video]

 

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Members of the Sheikh Imam Collective:

 

Ed Emery

Elliott Colla

Ahmed Hassan

Omar Ibrahim

Maksim Abdul Latif

Ahmed Selim

 

** If you would like to join our team of translators, write to

[email protected]

 

 

 

Hashtag:

#sheikhimamsongbook

 

 

 

Last updated: 22.viii.2023

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