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Makh tsu di eygelekh, mayn tayer kind


Makh tsu di eygelekh, mayn tayer kind




“When I was collecting in Montréal in 1955 and 1956, the Université de Montréal, assisted me with some recording apparatus and tapes. I thought the tapes were blank, but it turned out that they had been used by the linguistics department. Consequently, previous sounds are audible ‘under’ my own recording.”

Comment from Itzik Gottesman: This song is by 19th century Yiddish writer Yoel Linetsky and appears in his book "Der beyzer marshelik"


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“Makh tsu di eygelekh, mayn tayer kind,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed July 14, 2024,
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