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A maysele mi a briderl mit a shvesterl

Title

A maysele mi a briderl mit a shvesterl

Date

1957

Description

in 3/4 meter. Moshe & Sorele’s mother went to the market, but didn’t come back right away. The children went into the forest and got lost. A big, black bear suddenly approached and asked them what are you doing here in the forest? Aren’t you afraid that I’m going to eat you up? They said, dear bear, don’t touch us, our mother will reward you with a cookie with poppy seeds. The bear went away, but the children remained. A wolf suddenly appeared - it had sharp teeth. It asked them what are you doing here in the forest? Aren’t you afraid that I’m going to eat you up? They said, dear wolf, don’t touch us, our mother will reward you with a cookie with poppy seeds. The wolf went away, but the children remained. A storm came up in the woods. The children cried - oh dear mother, we don’t want to be alone. An angel suddenly arrived and accompanied them home. [Error in typewritten tape log inside box. This is correct title of track 3 as listened to on 7/16/12.]

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“A maysele mi a briderl mit a shvesterl,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 23, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/5721.
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