Chris Gratien, Georgetown University
I created Arabic Song Lyrics and Translation in 2007 as a way of building my own knowledge about Arabic language and dialects. Over the years that followed, it became one of the largest destinations for Arabic song lyrics in translation, idiosyncratic and imperfect though those translations may have been. As my studies have taken me to other places, I no longer upload new translations as in years past. Similarly, you'll notice that some of the post need repair, as the song files or other links have disappeared (imagine that Youtube barely had any Arabic music when we started!).
Although the site is still a valuable resource for students and music enthusiasts alike, it needs upkeep. I am currently looking to redesign the site, update some of the content, and develop into a platform where others can share their translations.
If you think you would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to contact me as I make this transition. All you will need is a good command of Arabic, English, and a modicum of web and blogging literacy.
Thanks for reading and look forward to new updates and changes in the near future.