I am a music teacher and have come across some words and phrases that I'm unaware of, I apologize for my ignorance.

They are, "b'tel chay" and "ta-nu, ta-nu, ra-ba-nan".

I am playing with my band a song called, Hebrew Folk Song Suite no. 1 by Leroy Osman.

Any assistance is welcome.

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    בתל חי means "in Tel Chai" (it's a place in Israel) and תנו רבנן is a frequent phrase found in the Mishnah that means "our rabbis taught"
    – ezra
    May 12 at 19:08
  • @ezra may be right, or alternatively could the first one be "libi uvsari yeranenu le'Eil chai" (or "leKeil chai")? That's the chorus of the song Tzam'ah Nafshi, written by Rabbi Avraham ibn Ezra. It means "My heart and body praise the Living G-d."
    – Heshy
    May 13 at 13:30


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