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Tsena Tsena

The song Tsena Tsena was composed by Issachar Meron in 1941. The lyrics are by Yehiel Hagiz. Thanks in part to a slightly different arrangement from the 1950s, Tsena Tsena has become one of the best-known Hebrew songs in the world. There are many recordings of Tsena Tsena, from both Israel and elsewhere. The link below is to a recording from the Voice of Israel's collection, featuring Tovya Levy accompanied by harmonica and orchestra.

Click here for a rendition (not from the Library's collections) of Tsena Tsena by American folk musician Arlo Guthrie, who also offers a humorous explanation of the song's words.
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