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Emor Shalom was the Israeli entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 in The Hague performed by the female trio Chocolate Menta Mastik

The song is a moderately up-tempo number, sung from the perspective of a woman calling to a man to be her lover. She tells him that "I've been alone for almost thirty years" and asks him to "come say hello, say hello", implying that this is more a generalized call for the man of her dreams rather than to any specific man she already knows. The lyrics can also be interpreted as a call for peace to the Arab countries in the middle east, as "Shalom" in Hebrew means "Peace" as well as "Hello".

It was performed fourth on the night following Germany and preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting, it finished in 6th place with 77 points, Israel's best finish since their debut 3 years earlier. The girls also recorded an English version called "Say Hello".

Lyrics

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo miyad, ten li yad
Ten li yad, ani ro'a kvar et ha'ofek
Bo miyad, ten li yad
Kim'at shloshim shana ani levad

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Im netse ze el ze
Ze et ze nifgosh hayom al em haderech
Az nits'ad yad beyad
Unemale kol rega she'avad

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Ten li la, ten li re, ten li mi
Ani rotsa lashir bishnaim
Ten li fa, ten li sol
Yashiru az kulam bekol gadol

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo, bo, bo od hayom
Ani od kan az bo emor shalom
Emor shalom

Bo miyad, ten li yad
Ten li yad, ani ro'a kvar et ha'ofek
Bo miyad, ten li yad
Bo miyad veten li yad

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come right now, give me your hand
Give me your hand, I can already see the horizon
Come right now, give me your hand
I've been alone for almost thirty years

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

If we'd go towards each other
We'll meet one another today by the roadside
Then we'll walk hand in hand
And fill every lost moment

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Give me a la, give me a re, give me a mi
I want to sing a duet
Give me a fa, give me a sol
Then everyone will sing in a great voice

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come, come, come today
I'm still here so come say hello
Say hello

Come right now, give me your hand
Give me your hand, I can already see the horizon
Come right now, give me your hand
Come right now and give me your hand

Videos

Eurovision 1976 - Israel - Chocolate Menta Mastik - Emor shalom - אמור שלום -HQ SUBTITLED-02:49

Eurovision 1976 - Israel - Chocolate Menta Mastik - Emor shalom - אמור שלום -HQ SUBTITLED-

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