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Wa Habibi وا حبيبي – Good Friday Hymn

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Good Friday, which occurs on Friday preceding Easter Sunday, is a religious holiday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Many hymns and songs have been composed for this day, among them is the Lebanese song Wa Habibi which became famous by Fairouz.  Note: The melody itself is based on an old English religious hymn and was adapted for the Arabic lyrics.

This week is a Christian Holy week and Good Friday falls on this coming Friday. On this occasion, I offer you a meticulously written sheet music of Wa Habibi.  I even included the chords, the lyrics in Arabic as well as the transliteration and translation in English.  I also suggested in the sheet music the places where Fairouz does the vocal embellishments (Orab).

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