It is a Yemenite wedding song that was sung to the much too young bride before her marriage. It is a painful dialogue between the young bride and her father, then between her and her mother. In her sadness of leaving her safe parent’s home to an unknown destiny to go to her future husband’s home, she asks her mother for protection, and her father to please not listen to her at this hour of mercy and not give her away to a stranger. How could you give your daughter away? I tried to give that bride (of many in many countries) a clear voice.