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In yor zeks un zibetsik


In yor zeks un zibetsik




[Tape seems to cut off; song is interrupted.] [Notes on spine of tape box:] Misc. Ballads. Love Songs. Dance Songs. [Notes on back of tape box:] Tape No. 56 of 101. LWO No. 12,330 ?? Speed 7.5. Tracks: Full. Mono. Tape #63: Ballads, Love, dancing songs.
Informant, in English, states that the Yiddish song must be 130 years old. He heard it from his mother almost 60 years ago. He doesn’t know where she heard it. It is one of the lullabies she sang to him. In the year ‘76 this story happened... a tavern that didn’t do well...the father disappears... one of the five children unlocks the attic - and sees that the father has hung himself. Song is cut off.


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