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Though never a professional singer, Khalil Mohammed Khalil is one of the best known players of the 'Ud in Aden (Yemen). On this track, from the album "Aden Singing (which also includes songs by Muhammed Murshid Naji), he performs one of his compositions that is known throughout the Arab world, though it was made famous by other singers. It is in the style of Egyptian popular music of the 1940s and on it Khalil is accompanied by percussionists who play the daff and darbuka. The song is called "The Red Rose" and the words are by Masri Effendi.