Learn to sing Shir HaPalmach

Song of the Palmach by D. Zahavi and Z. Gilead

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Founded in 1941, the Palmach was the fighting wing of the Haganah, the Jewish defense organization of mandatory Palestine. This was their anthem.

The Words

Translation


Misaviv yehom hasa'ar
Ach roshenu lo yishach
Lifkuda tamid anachnu tamid
Anu anu Hapalmach
 
Mimetulla ad haNegev
Min hayam ad hamidbar
Kol bachur vetovv laneshek
Kol bachur al hamishmar
 
Netiv lanesher bashamayim
Shvil lapereh bein harim
Mul oyev darkeinu ya'al
Bein nikrot uvein tzurim
 
Rishonim tamid anachnu
Le'or hayom uvamachshach
Lifkuda tamid anachnu tamid
Anu anu Hapalmach


All around us the storm rages
But we will not lower our heads
We are always ready to follow the orders
We are the Palmach
 
From Metulla to the Negev
From the sea to the desert
Every fine young man to arms
Every young man on guard
 
The path of the eagles in the heavens
The path of the wildlife between the mountains
Against the enemy our path will rise up
Between the rocks on the canyons
 
We are always first
At dawn and that evening
We are always ready to follow the orders
We are the Palmach

 

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Shir HaPalmach Popular Recordings

Shir HaPalmach Hillel Raveh presents a vintage recording of classic Israeli military songs, with accordion. On Rhapsody, the Suleiman Family.
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Shir HaPalmach Oy, Marc Olf's American accent. But it's cute.
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