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Kon zayn az ikh boy bay dem nilus di shleser

Title

Kon zayn az ikh boy bay dem nilus di shleser

Date

1967

Description

[Note on typewritten tape log in box:] With his guitar. Michael adapted the text from the previous given song here [Tape 68 Song 11] and wrote the tune himself -- to serve as a Passover song for children. He wrote another version (of Makh tsu di eygelekh) for color wars in Camp. He wrote the words and melody [it really is a different song]. Words in Yiddish. He forgets the end of the song and relates his frustration in English. She says in English that that happens to her - she’s written about 37 songs - but the tradition of writing songs continues.

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“Kon zayn az ikh boy bay dem nilus di shleser,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/2050.
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