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Oy, Motl Parveloker


Oy, Motl Parveloker




Nos. 6 and 7, from Alan Warshawsky’s tape. Words (rough translation): Motl came from a little shtetl, Pavaloki (sp.?). He didn’t do right. He was supposed to return children to their mothers, but left them by themselves. The singer wanted to see the train, which was across the water - he left his.


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