Rosh Hashanah: Bashanah Haba’ah

This is a song that is traditionally sung during Rosh Hashanah.

Hebrew:

Bashana Haba'ah
Neishev al hamirpeset
V'nispor tziporim nod'dot

Y'ladim b'chufsha
Y'sachaku tofeset
Bein habayit I'vein hasadot

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

Anavim adumim
Yav'shilu ad ha'erev
V'yug'shu tson'nim lashulchan

V'ruchot r'dumim
Yis'u el eim haderech
Itonim y'shanim v'anan

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

Bashana haba'ah
Nifros kapot yadayim
Mul ha'or hanigar halavan

Anafa I'vana
Tfros ka'or k'nafayim
V'hashemesh tizrach b'tochan

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

Od tir'eh, od tir'eh
Kama tov yihiyeh
Bashana bashana haba'ah

English:

Next year
we will sit on the porch
and count migrating birds.

Children on vacation
will play catch
between the house and the fields.

You will yet see, you will yet see,
how good it will be
next year.

Red grapes
will ripen till the evening,
and will be served chilled to the table.

And languid winds
will carry to the crossroads
old newspapers and a cloud.

You will yet see, you will yet see,
how good it will be
next year.

Next year
we will spread out our hands
towards the radiant light.

A white heron
like a light will spread her wings
and within then the sun will rise.

You will yet see, you will yet see,
how good it will be
next year.

Download a PDF of the lyrics in Hebrew and English.

Bashanah_Habaah_lyrics_HebrewEnglish.pdf (PDF, 66.43 KB)

Listen below to hear it sung in Hebrew.