Assyrian music holds a special place in the hearts of all Assyrians. Since most cannot read or write our own language, Assyrian music is the only conveyer of poetry, the raiser of consciousness, and the instigator of national pride. Since the Syriac-Aramaic language is so rich and full of depth, lyrics pour and metaphors flow. The translations provided here serve as an injustice to the true beauty of the poetry that a cold language like English just cannot convey. Just to mention the names of such singers like Ashur Bet-Sargis or Evin Agassi makes the blood of Assyrians pump through their national veins. Support your singers, for how silent our nation would be without them.
For those Assyrians, such as myself, who don't speak the Syriac-Aramaic language as adroitly as they would prefer, this page is dedicated to you. One of the secrets of learning any language is through music. Repetition is a proven method of retention and since your favorite songs are listened to over and over, the drudgery of repetition is actually an enjoyment. The transliterations and translations (thanks to my mom) of the songs are NEXT TO EACH SONG SAMPLE. Click the title of the song for the lyrics. Listen to the song of your choice and go to the lyric page. Print or save the lyrics. Purchase the album (the title is on the lyric page.) It is well worth the effort and you will notice a dramatic increase in your LO-GHAA-TAA (vocabulary). You will also notice the SIP-YOO-TAA (purity / clarity) of the way you speak improve, since you will repeat the proper way of speaking a number of times when you listen to the song. You will then use the words in your normal conversation as if you knew them all along. Let me know what you think.
Suggestions to what songs to learn first are as follows. If you wish to learn the Aramaic alphabet and build your vocabulary, start with Juliana Jendo's "Alap Beet". The next songs are Linda George's "Malikta Shamiram", Shabeh Lawando's "Bageey'e", Evin Agassi's "Campeh" & "Habania", Ashur Bet Sargis' "Giptaa D Aanw'e", and then Robert Bet Sayad's "Labaltaa D Chaloo. These songs are chosen for there beautiful poetry, rich vocabulary, and addictive tunes (all of the songs below have the same qualities, so you really can start anywhere). Ashur Bet Sargis' Dashta d Nineveh contains Assyrian/Aramaic script as well as the transliteration and translation.
To purchase albums, dictionarys, & books, check these online stores, Waw-Allap or Assyrian Market. For more lyrics, visit AssyrianLyrics. For more music, visit Qeenatha and Assyrian Voice.
If you would like the complete lyrics in one document, click here.
Last Modified 1/19/2013
These Assyrian artists have there own websites with biographical information. These Assyrian artists have their own biography pages. Edward Yousif (Biba) Ashur Bet Sargis
Assyrian Artists Available
Ashur Bet Sargis
Robert Bet Sayad
Ogin Bet Samo
Edward Yousif (Melka (King) Biba)
Shlimon Bet Shmuel
Albert Oscar Baba
Music Videos with Subtitles
Sing along with these incredible videos made by these incredible artists. I embedded the lyrics within the videos but print out the lyrics for more info and direct translations.
Juliana Jendo has made these amazingly beautiful videos for not only kids but also for adults to enjoy. Children are the key to maintaining our language. "Bibleh d Ator" is the name of Juliana's collection (Flowers of Assyria) meaning the children of our nation.
Go to SaveTube to save videos to your devices.
Ashur Drama Group - Come to Me
Click the lyrics get details of the festivals.
New ways to learn.
Download music and sync.
Daleebootaa (Betrothal / Engagement)
Malikta Shamiram (Queen Shameeram (Samiramis))
Yalikhta Khwarta (White Handkerchief)
Barwar (Qa Balashta Magee) (An Assyrian City (for Margrette the Warrior)
Khumraa Teeqaa (Old Wine)
Alap Beet (ABC (the alphabet))
Tdaawilyaateh d Soorootaa (Youthful Play)
Bet Yalda (Birthday)
Jermaine TamrazDoogleh Shaapeereh (Beautiful lies)
Fatin ShaboMukhibee (My love)
Barookh Bikhdara (following you)
Shamiram UrshanToghlama (The name of the dance for this song) Shoo Shoo La
Evin AgassiShikhdaa (good tidings / good news (on God's promise of the return of Assyria))
Chaloo (The Bride) !!My Favorite!!
Campeh (Camps (a lost love in the British camps. Includes the most powerful metaphor))
Khazadeh (Cultivators (extremly patriotic))
An Appeal to the United Nations
Habania (name of one of the British camps in Iraq)
Bet Nahrain (land between two rivers (Mesopotamia in Greek))
Oormie Oormie (Urmie. Assyrian city in Iran )
Seepaar Smooqtaa (red zero (powerful metaphor))
Khaboor (name of the river in Syria)
Ashur Bet Sargis
Dashta d Nineveh (Plains of Nineveh) with Assyrian script
Yawinakh Khayee (I will give you my life)
Yaa-likh-to Smooq-taa (Her Red Handkerchief)
Bet Nahrain (land between two rivers (Mesopotamia in Greek))
Jiptaa D'Aanw'e (Grapevine (amazing poetry))
Sojooltee Yimaa (Mother Dearest)
Rroosh Joowenqaa (Rise, young man)
Sargon GabrielGishraa D' Dalal (Dalal's Bridge )
Shlamee oo Khoobee (My greetings and my love)
Robert Bet SayadKhaya D Yima (the life of mother)
Labalta D'chaloo (The bringing of the bride)
Betan (Our house)
Ogin Bet SamoChee Buyinaakh (I love you)
Daleeboota (Betrothal / Engagement)
Albert Oscar BabaHabania (a British camp in Iraq)
Shlimon Bet ShmuelBrata D Oomtee (Girl of my nation)
Premta D Seemel'e (Massacre of Simele(in Iraq))
Edward Yousif (Melka (King) Biba)Qoorbaa min Aynaatee (Close to my vision)
George ChaharbakhshiBet Yalda (Birthday)
Brata D Miletee (girl of my nation)
Gibrial Sayad (1935)Nishra D Khoomeh (Eagle of Khoom'e (an Assyrian city))
Derdee (My Scars / Suffering)
Shabeh LawandoBageeyeh (A young girl's name)
Janan SawaNinwaayaa (Ninevite)
Agha Petros (Our most beloved soldier (World War I))
Nahrain Nahrain (A young lady's name)
Lit makh Atooreta (There is nothing like an Assyrian woman)
Yaa Aakhoonee (My Brother)
Ashur Drama Group
Come Back to Me
Say No to Drugs
One of the most beautiful piano pieces ever created. I would like the notes posted here.
If you are a pianist and can play by ear and provide the notes, please help preserve this Assyrian masterpiece. You will be credited and will inspire future piano students.
Fereidoun Es-Haq - Folklore Music of Aghalari
ENTERTAINMENT SECTIONThis section is designed for those who have exhausted the educational value of the above songs. These songs will not be translated and are chosen for their historical significance and cultural influence. Some are rare songs that should not be forgotten and are very hard to get. Also, the videos, which take so much hard work and imagination should be viewed by the world. Each artist who has a video has a collection that can be purchased.
What's wrong with Zeno (girl's name)
Our hero who saved countless Assyrians from the turks
and exiled by the British
Julie Yousif Roosh Yaa Saahd'e
Rise oh Maryters
Lazar Malko Anaa Saayaadaa / Aten Ghaazaal
I the hunter / you the gazel (hot mix)
Mixed by Joeseph Ivanoff
Come with me
Linda Oshana Atoraayen
I am Assyrian
Shawel Malko Mookhneeyin...
I am missing...
Michael Michael Maachekhtaa D Braataa (Le Le)
The finding of a girl (Le Le)
Alexander Daoud Ghaazaal, Qaam Bishwaaqeet
Gazel, why are you leaving me
Alexander Daoud Daalaal
Dalal (a young girl's name)
Sargon Rasho Taaneelee Laay Laay
Tell me a lullaby
Ashur Bet Sargis Saahdaa
Ramsen Sheeno Daaleebootaa
Engagement / Betrothal
Evin Agassi Atoreenaa
Atorina (A young girl's name)
Edmond Ternian Rreqdaakh Shaykhaanee
Let's dance Shaykhani (An Assyrian dance)
Simon Zakaria Eyaa Usmaarraa
She is brown (olive-skinned)
Albert Oscar Baba Khemtaa Khleetaa
Amanuel Salamon Preshtee Minaakh Murtaa laa
Seperation from you is bitter
(Original by Oshana Oshana)
Mighty Powerful Assyria
(performed by Avadis Sarkissyian)