#53 Haazinu (Maqam Bayat)
Maqam Bayat - from the Arabic word for 'oath.' Bayat is one of the most common of the Arabic Maqamat; it takes the form of a minor scale, with the second note occuring as a quarter tone.
Give ear O heavens and I will speak and let
the earth hear the words of my mouth may my
teachings drop like the rain my words flow like
the dew like storm winds upon vegetation and
like raindrops upon blades of grass.
From his hands he picked out a lightning bolt it
had burned itself into his flesh he threw it to the
Give ear O heavens let the earth hear the
words of my mouth he plied a thunderbolt
out of his teeth and buried it in the ground he
began to teach.
Blessing dwells and awakens the life force the
teachings drop like rain bringing forth fruit.
Remember the days of old.