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Un az du vest tnoyim shraybn


Un az du vest tnoyim shraybn




Ravitch states he heard this song in 1911 by the outstanding poet Dovid Kenigsberg, born in 1892 [YIVO encylcopedia: 1891] in the shtetl Shvisz (sp.?) [YIVO Encylcopedia: Busk, in the Tarnopol district of eastern Galicia] who was not very popular. He was killed in 1942 in Lemberg. He wrote sonnets of high quality at first. Nevertheless, he had a talent for folk songs and folk feeling. Ravitch states that he is not a singer, and that this is the only folksong he knows - he sang it so many times he can’t forget it. Song is in 3/4 meter.


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“Un az du vest tnoyim shraybn,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed April 22, 2024,
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