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Yomi, yomi


Yomi, yomi




The mother asks her daughter what she wants - a dress? a pair of shoes?
The chorus is daughter saying, neyne mamele neyn (no mother, no)
du veyst nisht vos ikh meyn (you don’t know what I mean)
du kenst mikh nisht farshteyn (you can’t understand me)
du bist a shletkhte mame (you’re a bad mother), du veyst nisht vos ikh meyn

Then the mother asks - a khusn? (a groom)
and the daughter says, yes, you’re a good mother.


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