The Ocean Refuses No River

The Ocean Refuses No River © Lila Flood Recorded by Lila Flood on The Ocean Refuses No River.

Lila says this traditional Sufi song has gone through the folk process. The “alleluias” were originally the Arabic words: “Ishk Allah ma bood lillah, il Allah,” which translates “God is Love, Lover and Beloved.”

The ocean refuses no river
The ocean refuses no river
Alleluia, allelu, allelu
Alleluia, allelu, allelu

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LYRICS

The ocean refuses no river.
The ocean refuses no river.

Alelu, alelu, a le lu.
Alelu, alelu, a le lu.

Additional verse options:

The mountain refuses no eagle.

The flower refuses no honeybee.

The dance refuses no rhythm.

The music refuses no melody.

LISTEN:

Dance:

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