569. As-salamŭ' alajkum (Paco Dia al vi)

1. As-salamŭ' alajkum, as-salamŭ' alajkum,
As-salamŭ' alajkum!
Ualaikum' salam'!

2. Paco Dia al vi, paco Dia al vi,
Paco Dia al vi!
Kaj al vi ja estu pac'!

3. La ŝalomo al vi, la ŝalomo al vi,
La ŝalomo al vi,
Al vi estu la ŝalom'!

4. As-salamŭ' alajkum, as-salamŭ' alajkum,
As-salamŭ' alajkum!
Ualaikum' salam'!

Text Information
First Line: As-salamŭ' alajkum
Title: As-salamŭ' alajkum (Paco Dia al vi)
Author: Ros' Haruo (2001)
Language: Arabic (romanized); Esperanto
Publication Date: 2009
Topic: Peace and Well-being
Source: Traditional Arabic greeting
Tune Information
Composer: Anonima usona melodio
Source: Anonymous US melody

Text Information:

"After the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, I joined the "Watchful Eyes" program of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, which posted Christian observers at two local places of worship — one mosque and one Sikh meeting-place — whose members feared potential acts of vengeful violence. I served there eight times, for a total of more than 25 hours, including one night when I was the only one there from midnight until 6 a.m. That isolated duty motivated me to sing, and during those hours this little song entered my mind."

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