Inch'Allah (Adamo song)  

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"Inch'Allah" is a song composed and sung in French by Salvatore Adamo in 1967. The lyrics were written by Adamo as a peace song The song was banned in virtually all Arab countries for what they perceived as its pro-Israel sentiments and the mentioning of Jerusalem as a Jewish city after it fell under Israeli control during the war.

Title

Inch'Allah is the French equivalent of Insha'Allah (fr:Inch Allah), which means "if Allah wills" (or, loosely, "God willing").

Track list

The 45 rpm release include the following track list:

  1. "Inch'Allah"
  2. "Je vous offre"
  3. "Sont-ce vos bijoux?"

Versions

The song became a huge hit for Adamo in the French version, staying in the French Hit Parade for 8 months. It remains his best-known song, along with "Tombe la neige".

He recorded the song with Amália Rodrigues, and it entered her repertoire as well. Adamo recorded versions of the song in English, Italian and other languages.

He had a comeback with the song in 2008, recorded as a duet with Calogero on Adamo's album Le Bal des gens bien.





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