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Tape 52 - Songs of the Underworld (1)

Title

Tape 52 - Songs of the Underworld (1)

Description

"The folksongs created in and around the environment of the Jewish underworld communicate the sentiments and experiences of its members and their world. Their songs tell us about uncertainties, hazards and risks involved, apprehensions and fears of arrests and jail terms. They also reflect bravado and cockiness, humour and mischievousness, the nostalgia for a childhood that was once safe with God-fearing, caring parents. They also reveal the deeper sentiments of love for a woman."

(From Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive, p. 262).

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Vos dergeystu mir di yorn?

Title

Vos dergeystu mir di yorn?

Date

1962

Description

[Intro in English by informant, F. Fibich: “Odessa motivn. This song I heard in Russia, performed by Sidi Tal, arranged by Kotinyuk.”]

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Der khosn hot mir geshikt a zeyger - w/ music sheet

Title

Der khosn hot mir geshikt a zeyger - w/ music sheet

Date

1955

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Kh’hob nisht keyn shande

Title

Kh’hob nisht keyn shande

Date

1955

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Ikh lig unter grates in fintstern getselt

Title

Ikh lig unter grates in fintstern getselt

Date

1955

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Der khosn ’t’ mir gekoyft a zeyger

Title

Der khosn ’t’ mir gekoyft a zeyger

Date

1955

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Geyt a yold in kapelyush

Title

Geyt a yold in kapelyush

Date

1955

Description

[Unidentified women singing along in background; probably Ruth Rubin & Sylvia Ary.]

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Oy, oy, kum yizrolikl

Title

Oy, oy, kum yizrolikl

Date

1955

Description

Fragment.

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Ikh hob zikh ayngelibt in a meydele

Title

Ikh hob zikh ayngelibt in a meydele

Date

1955

Description

Fragment

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Oy, unter dem himl ligt di shtot bunos-ayres

Title

Oy, unter dem himl ligt di shtot bunos-ayres

Date

1955

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Dos lid iz nit fun keynem

Title

Dos lid iz nit fun keynem

Date

1955

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Der khosn ’t’ mir gekoyft a zeyger

Title

Der khosn ’t’ mir gekoyft a zeyger

Date

1955

Description

Fragment. [Unidentified woman (probably Ruth Rubin) heard asking a question in English about the tune at end of track.]

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Vos toygn mir di plyushene kavyorn?

Title

Vos toygn mir di plyushene kavyorn?

Date

1955

Description

Fragment.

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In bod bin ikh gezesn

Title

In bod bin ikh gezesn

Date

1955

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Oy, gey ikh mir arayn tsu Motl Garbern

Title

Oy, gey ikh mir arayn tsu Motl Garbern

Date

1955

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Ikh hob a mol a shem gehat

Title

Ikh hob a mol a shem gehat

Date

1955

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Bist nokh oyf mayn shoys nit gezesn

Title

Bist nokh oyf mayn shoys nit gezesn

Date

1955

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Oy, ‘t’avu bistu geven?

Title

Oy, ‘t’avu bistu geven?

Date

1955

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A blater keshene-gonif

Title

A blater keshene-gonif

Date

1955

Description

A song about a pickpocket

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Me iz mir gekumen zogn

Title

Me iz mir gekumen zogn

Date

1955

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Az got vet helfn

Title

Az got vet helfn

Date

1955

Description

[Note on typewritten tape log in box:] She used two English words: pajamas, jewelry...

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