The lyrics to the song "Layta lil-Barraqi 'aynan" (If only al-Barraq could see) are extracted from the poem that Layla Bint Lukayz utters from captivity in the epic. The song was composed by Muhammad al-Qasabgi (1892-1966), having been commissioned by Bahiga Hafez for the film Layla, Daughter of the Desert (1937). Hayat Muhammad and Ibrahim Hammuda sang the song in the film, but the song was also performed by Asmahan (1917-1944).
The lyrics in transliteration:
Layta lil-Barraqi 'aynan fa-tara/ma ulaqi min bala'in wa-'ana
'Udhdhibat ukhtukumu ya waylakumu/ bi-'idhabi n-nukri subhan wa-masa
Ghallaluni qayyaduni darabu/gismi n-nahila minni bi-l-'asa
Qayyiduni qhalliluni wa-f'alu/kulla ma shi'tum gami'an min bala
Fa-ana karihatun baghyakumu/wa-yaqin[u] al-mawt[i] shay'un yurtaga