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Ikh vel aykh gebn tsu derklern


Ikh vel aykh gebn tsu derklern




Counting song with a wordless chorus
1 khusn’s tish ([groom’s table] where one eats and makes merry and sings
2 khusn-kale ([bride and groom] they stand in front of everyone
3 mekhetonim [in-laws]
4 the khupe shtangen [poles that hold up the wedding canopy]
5 the klezmorim ([musicians] they play for rich and poor)
6 di 6 teg (the 6 days during which you may and may not do things)
7 sheva brukhes (the seven wedding blessings, where the dowry [nadn] and misery [kadokhes] are declared)


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