Habbaytak Bissayf

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"Habbaytak Bissayf" (Arabic: حبيتك بالصيف, meaning "I loved you in the summer") is an Arabic language song performed by Lebanese singer Fairuz. The lyrics and music were written by the Rahbani Brothers.

Fairuz first performed this song in 1970-1971 in the play Ya'ish Ya'ish[1] and her 1971 US tour.[2]

Meaning[edit]

The title of the song means "I loved you in the summer".This song tells the story of a girl waiting for her love, fleeting like the summer, but who never comes. She waits until winter comes, and she dies.

Versions[edit]

Jean François Michael adapted the music in his French song "Coupable" (French: "Guilty").[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]" Ya'ish Ya'ish - CD 2 Song #4 Habbaytak Bessayf 3'35"
  2. ^ Fairuz performing Habbaytak in her 1971 US tour
  3. ^ "[2]" Coupable credits on Amazon.
  4. ^ "[3]" The music of Coupable was composed by the Rahbani Brothers, and the lyrics were written by Yves Dessca