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A mol iz geven a vilder man


A mol iz geven a vilder man




Recited in rhymed Yiddish (rough translation) A wild man had 12 wives. The first milked the cows The 2nd set the cup (?) The 3rd laid wood in the oven. The 4th made yeast bread. The 5th swept the house. The 6th threw out the garbage. The 7th set the table. The 8th carried chickens and fish. The 9th went down to the cellar. The 10th tapped __?__ and wine. The 11th made the bed. The 12th came and laid down. [Error in typewritten tape log inside box. This is correct title of track 4 as listened to on 7/16/12.]


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“A mol iz geven a vilder man,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 19, 2024,
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