Diki Deke Dige

December 7, 2010

Sometime I REALLY wish I spoke Arabic or at least could read it. I’ve been interested in a certain song for a little while, and I’m looking for the version of it that I like best. There are a LOT of versions because it’s a folk song. My problem is that, of course, the lyrics are in Arabic, which means that there’s no one way to spell it in our alphabet. When I first heard the song on Youtube, it was called “Dikey dikey dikey”, meaning “Play play play”. The word can also be spelled:









…and so on. It’s proving quite the challenge. Add to that the song can also be called “Dige Ya Rababa” (play the rababa) (or a billion spelling variations thereof).


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