Dodi Li

Lyrics

Dodi li va’ani lo 

Haroeh, haroeh bashoshanim

Haroeh bashoshanim, dodi li 

 

All I am is yours

All I am is yours

All I am, and all I’ll ever be is yours

 

Dodi li va’ani lo 

Haroeh, haroeh bashoshanim

Haroeh bashoshanim, dodi li 

 

My love is as boundless as the sea,

My love as deep; the more I give to thee,

The more I have, for both are infinite to me

 

Dodi li va’ani lo 

Haroeh, haroeh bashoshanim

Haroeh bashoshanim, dodi li

Credits

Biblical Hebrew Text

Music & English lyrics by Ellie Flier

Second verse lyrics adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Produced by Josh Goldberg and Marty Rifkin

 

Instrumentals:

Josh Goldberg: Piano

Hope Easton: Cello

Behind the Song

I’ve always loved the versions of Dodi Li that I grew up singing, but I always wished there was one with poetic English lyrics.

 

The first verse of the song is a poetic interpretation of the Hebrew words, but I was at a loss as to what the second verse could be until I went searching for outside inspiration… and found it in Romeo and Juliet. 

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