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Asking about the title of Roy Orbison's 1963 song "Shahdaroba." It seems to have some tenuous Middle Eastern derivation (the song begins "Where the Nile flows..."). You might be familiar with this song from the season three finale of "Mad Men."

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The closest literal Arabic translation might use two words "jahad' and 'aroba', however the word shahdaroba means the future is better than the past.

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