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Eyns, eyns, u

Title

Eyns, eyns, u

Date

1950-1960

Description

[Note from tape log on outside of tape box for the original, spliced tape, not included on the tape log of the dupe:] My childhood in Montreal, Canada, is closely bound with my Yiddish education in a secular Jewish school. Many of these rhymes stem from that environment, as well as the one at home, where my Bessarabian-born mother, shared her own childhood memories of games and rhymes and taunts and teasers, with me. Blessed with a retentive memory... I later picked up many more from my informants.

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Eyns, eyns, u

Title

Eyns, eyns, u

Date

1958

Description

[Note from tape log inside box:] From Dr. L. Axelbank’s wire recorder. The Axelbanks engaged in a memory session” which was taped on wire by their brother, who then passed some of it on to me. The Children’s World embraces all manner of rhymes, taunts, and teasers, game songs, tales, etc. Where the singer is old, lapse of memory is evident and often several rhymes are combined. My own absorption with this material is also evident and “my mother’s childhood” has become fused with my own, plus, the material which “passed through my hands” (and memory) through my many informants. 41890 Both Ruth Rubin and LOC tapes were digitized. The Ruth Rubin tape is missing some tracks, and when individual tracks were made on 10/2/14 the LOC tape was used. The LOC tape has 37 tracks and Ruth Rubin tape 32. Catalog has been updated to reflect LOC tape and not Ruth Rubin tape.

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The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

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“Eyns, eyns, u,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 28, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/4522.
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