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Zhukovsky, Mrs.

Title

Zhukovsky, Mrs.

Subject

(Over 60 years when taped)
[From blue index, RG 620, box 30]

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Vos-zhe vilstu mayn lib kind

Title

Vos-zhe vilstu mayn lib kind

Date

1956

Description

[Prompting from listeners.]
[Note from typewritten tape log in box:] These [marriage songs] are not songs of ceremonials or rites. These are songs which touch upon the marriage theme, either in jest, satirically, in dance or even in a children’s rhyme like [Tape 70] No. 3. Sometimes they bear the mark of the marriage entertainer (badkhn). [Handwritten note:] Like [Tape 70] No. 5.

Compare song #14 on this tape: “Tsu vos-zhe gibn dir, mayn libe kind?” Very similar words, both in 3/4 meter. But #9 chorus is in major key, #14 in minor key. #9 is humorous; #14 is much darker, and talks a lot about the various types of husbands beating their wives.

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Citation

“Vos-zhe vilstu mayn lib kind,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 29, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/2070.
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Oy, vi-zhe vestu forn, Shmerele mayn man?

Title

Oy, vi-zhe vestu forn, Shmerele mayn man?

Date

1956

Description

[Typewritten note on tape log inside box:] Note: Nos. 6, 7, and 10, show linguistic contamination. The original Yiddish East European terms may have already been forgotten by the singer, who has substituted more recent forms of expression. The noises heard on some of the tapes are [due] to traffic disturbances coming in through the windows, and the advanced age of the group, whose attention span is limited.] Recorded at YMHA.

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YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

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Citation

“Oy, vi-zhe vestu forn, Shmerele mayn man?,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 29, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/2820.
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Gekent hob ikh a shnayderl-meydele

Title

Gekent hob ikh a shnayderl-meydele

Date

1956

Description

[Typewritten note on tape log inside box:] Note: Nos. 6, 7, and 10, show linguistic contamination. The original Yiddish East European terms may have already been forgotten by the singer, who has substituted more recent forms of expression. The noises heard on some of the tapes are [due] to traffic disturbances coming in through the windows, and the advanced age of the group, whose attention span is limited.] Recorded at YMHA.

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YIVO owns the compilation of content that is posted on this website, which consists of text, images, and/or audio, and video. However, YIVO does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. Some content is in the public domain and some content is protected by third party rights. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in YIVO websites.

The materials on this web site may be used for personal, research and educational purposes only. Publication (including posting on the Internet and online exhibitions) or any other use without prior authorization is prohibited. Please visit https://www.yivo.org/Rights-Reproductions for more information about use of materials from this website.

YIVO has employed due diligence in seeking to identify copyright holders of the materials in this compilation. We invite any copyright owners who are not properly identified to contact us at yivomail@yivo.cjh.org.

Citation

“Gekent hob ikh a shnayderl-meydele,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 29, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/2822.
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