Morsi Gamil Aziz.. the poet of a thousand songs

2023-08-11 21:12:53

Said Yassin (Cairo)

Morsi Jamil Aziz.. one of the most important and prolific poets of the song, wrote all its colors, emotional, popular, patriotic and religious, and presented songs for the family, social events and performances, he received the “Medal of the Republic for Literature and Arts” from President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1965, and he won many titles, including “Poet The Thousand Songs, The Knight of the Emotional Song, The Jeweler of the Word, The Poet of Love and Silk, The Pioneer of the Modern Song, and others.
Morsi was born in the city of Zagazig in February 1921, and wrote his first poem in the lamentation of his teacher, and began his career as a fruit merchant like his father, and in 1939 his first song “The Butterfly” was broadcast, composed by Riyad Al-Sunbati, and his fame began in the same year when Abdulaziz Mahmoud sang to him, “Ya Mazouq.” O roses in a oud”, and then his creative journey began.
He was the owner of the largest share of Abdel Halim Hafez’s songs, the first of which was “Malik wa Mali Ya Bu Qalb Khali,” followed by 35 songs, and the reason for his entry into the field of acting was when he persuaded the producer and director Helmy Halim to produce his first film, “Our Sweet Days,” and wrote his songs, “The sweet is my life and my soul.” , and “Why do you worry about it,” “Hey, this is it,” and “Oh my heart, hide.” He also wrote songs for him for the movie “A Tale of Love,” which are: “On a day in a month in a year,” and “Why do you blame me?” “I dream of you,” and “Your love is fire,” as he sang to him “The Nights,” “Before Me, My Heart,” “Dearest People,” “Laughter and Play,” “Yes, My Love,” and “Oh, Leave the Heart.” and “by love”.
Umm Kulthum
Kawkab al-Sharq sang from his words a famous trio composed by Baligh Hamdi, which is “The Biography of Love”, “The Time Has Passed”, and “A Thousand and One Nights”. Especially since it was in the celebration of the millennium year of the founding of Cairo in the year 959 AD.
Small survival
She sang to him “Habibi, if it weren’t for staying up late”, “What is this”, “This night”, “Ama Barawa”, “I am waiting for you”, “I am my uncle”, “Our loved ones”, and “Thirsty, O Asmarani” “,” A Forgotten Stranger “,” If the Distance Is Long “,” And the Life of Passion “.
Among Morsi’s poems, she sang the songs “On the Nest of Love,” “Wahayat Ayyinak,” “Oh My Heart, Forget You,” “By God, Inchah, You Have Been a Bride,” “We Will Meet Everywhere,” “Thirsty Girls,” and “Thirsty Girls.” Pill by Pill, Our Window is a Silk Curtain, Tired of Nights, With Calmness, He Said What.
Fayza Ahmed
He was the first to believe in Faiza Ahmed’s talent and present it to the radio, and she sang to him, “I am my heart to you, inclined,” then “Yama, the moon is at the door,” and “Why, my heart, why?” O Asmarani,” and “My heart is upon you, my brother.”
He wrote for her the songs “Lola Al-Malameh”, “The Game of Days”, “Maaqoul Love Tani”, and “I Lied to You”.
She sang from his words “Maal Al Hawa Ya Ma”, “Yana Yana”, “Gardener Ya Gardener”, “Shabik Labeik”, “Patience Ya Ain”, and “The Costume of Honey”. She also sang three songs to him about the unity between Egypt and Syria, it is “M Al-Musky for Al-Hamidiya Market”, “Hamoui, O Sunny of My Country”, and “Sweet, O Eid Dress”.
Muharram Fouad
He sang for him “The Sweet Dayr Shebaha” and “Rash Ainah” in the movie “Hassan and Naima” and they were behind his fame and the public’s knowledge of him. “,” Dear and Habibi “,” And the Prophet to Nakid Al-Azzal “,” Regret “,” Peace be upon you, my beloved.
Farid al-Atrash
He sang to him, “Only you and me,” “Listen to what I tell you,” “Time, love,” “Don’t deprive me of life,” “My heart and eyes chose,” and “Oh my beloved, my absent.”
Abdulaziz Mahmoud
He sang to him “Oh Asmar, O Beautiful”, “A Million Peace”, “His Heel is Bent”, “The Life of Your Love”, “I went to the Beauty Market”, “The Sweet Handkerchief”, “Who Owns My Heart”, and “Write For him, O pen”, and “Oh Mazouq, O Rose in a Oud”, and “Kahel Makahel”.
Mohamed Fawzy
He sang to him “Aye, by God”, “Nights of Longing”, and “My country, I loved you, my country”.
Morsi Jamil Aziz was the only contemporary Egyptian poet to whom Fayrouz sang the poem “I Will Live”, which is one of the most important songs in the radio’s heritage, as it was recorded in her studios during her visit to Cairo.
Afaf Radi
She sang to him “He Guides You to Your Satisfaction”, “Away, Love”, “Your Lover”, “Ya Strong”, and “Awj Al-Taqiyyah”. He wrote the script for two other films for her, which did not come to light for production reasons.
Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab sang to him “Without Why”, and “Allow and Say, O Light of the Eye”, and the success of Salam, “Oh my eyes, where is my heart”, and Sayed Ismail, “Oh my heart, rest”, and “Bashir M Habib God”, and “Awad sold his land.” And “The Earth is Our Land,” Houria Hassan, “From My Love to You, My Neighbor,” Naima Akef, “I Love You, Hassan,” and Hoda Sultan, “Love is a Confusion,” and Fayda Kamel, “My Heart Beats.”
Writer Yahya Hakki said about him: It is unfair that Morsi is not taught as a poet with a sensitive sense, adept at signs, sweet in phrases, and means the greatest care for the unity of the song. Arabic poetry, written by Khairy Shalabi: He is the only poet who is said to be the owner of an integrated poetic project, and completed it during his life.
The art historian Hassan Imam Omar said about him: He is the one who gave the profession of writing songs a literary and material value, and he was keen to receive the largest wages, although he is well-off, proud of himself, and the value of the word he writes, and the writer Sakina Fouad wrote: He is the first to defend the Egyptian girl Arab women, and their right to express their feelings and choose their life partner.
Poets testimonials
He and his poetry were praised by all his companions on his path and his peers among the poets, including Fouad Haddad, who said about him: He used to utter folklore, and what was more beautiful than it, and he left a lasting impact with his broad steps forward, and Abdel Wahhab Muhammad said: Whoever wants to learn to write the song should listen to his songs and study them .
Mamoun Al-Shennawy wrote: His words are like gold encrusted with diamonds, and Hussein Al-Sayed wrote: He was distinguished from us, that he read a lot, and Abdul Rahman Al-Abnudi wrote about him: He is a special, independent case, he is the poet who is rightfully called the “lyric poet”, the genius poet who Through his words, we came to know the most important singing voices.
The great composers praised Morsi, and Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab said: He combined two values ​​that rarely meet, talent and professorship, and Muhammad Al-Muji said: His words are among the most beautiful things I composed in my life, and Kamal Al-Taweel said: I learned the love of songs from him, and I presented the most beautiful melodies from his words. As for Baligh Hamdi He said about him: He is the genius poet who wrote the most beautiful poems and songs in all their forms and colors. Helmy Bakr said: His songs are heard, seen, felt and smelled.
Ammar Al-Shariei said: It is an outpouring of sublime meanings and lofty ideas, a flowing waterfall of beautiful feelings and sensations. Maestro Salim Sahab said: His songs are a collection of beautiful, vibrant paintings.

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