This song, (which is sometimes transliterated into English as "Shati ya donya") is one of the songs I always associate with spring. Performed by Fairouz, who has one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices in popular Arabic music, it is a call for rain, for growth, but also a song about a burgeoning love.
English translations of the lyrics can be found at Shira.net (thank you to Shira and to her contributors!)
You can purchase the song from Amazon, or via iTunes.
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