Kollina

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COUNTRY: Egypt

LANGUAGE: Arabic

GENRE: Arabic Classical

All Around This World’s version of this classic Arabic song comes from individual lines culled from a 40-something minute performance of “Alf Lila wa Lila” by none other than the revered Oum Kalthoum. Follw the YouTube video below and you’ll find the line “kollina kollina…” at 10:13, Wilhawa soon theirafter, and “ezzay ezzay” at about 14:53.

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[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of the All Around This World version (proposed)” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.
Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.
Wihalwa! Wihalwa!
Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.

Ezzay ezzay ezzay, how can I tell you ezzay ezzay, what was my life before you arrived? Ya habibi.
Ezzay ezzay ezzay, how can I tell you ezzay ezzay, what was my life before you arrived? Ya habibi.

Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.
Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.
Wihalwa! Wihalwa!
Kollina kollina, we all the same in love.
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