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Tape 62 - Mixed Language

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Tape 62 - Mixed Language

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A gut morgn aykh, Chaye-Sosye

Title

A gut morgn aykh, Chaye-Sosye

Date

1964

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Oy, avrom avrom

Title

Oy, avrom avrom

Date

1964

Description

[Song is followed by fragments of several half-remembered Russian songs.]
After singing, Lipkovitch translates the song in English: Father Abraham, little blind man Yitzokh, little wanderer Jacob why don’t you pray to beg G-d to bring us to our land.

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Russian Yiddish fragmentary bits

Title

Russian Yiddish fragmentary bits

Date

1964

Description

[Fragments of various half-remembered Russian Yiddish songs.]

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Spi mladenets

Title

Spi mladenets

Date

1955

Description

[Note from typewritten tape log in box:] Included because the melody was used to certain variants of Sholem Aleichem

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Spi mladenets

Title

Spi mladenets

Date

1955

Description

(Same melody as “hulyet, hulyet, beyze vintn”)

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Divtsheneko tshuyete

Title

Divtsheneko tshuyete

Date

1955

Description

Ruth Rubin’s mother. She states her bobe (grandmother) taught it to her. The Bal Shem Tov used to sing it to his Hasidim, simple folk, who danced to it. It’s in Yiddish and goyish (non-Yiddish). [Ukrainish?]

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Yerusalim prikrasni gorod

Title

Yerusalim prikrasni gorod

Date

1955

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Rachel Spivack is Ruth Rubin’s mother. Learned from her very frum (religious) mother 40 years earlier. In Russian. Rose Barmak is her cousin. It is interesting that Nos. 7 and 11, possibly from the same source -- Ruth Rubin’s grandmother -- only the cousin mentioned it.

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Vi polyaki, vi duraki

Title

Vi polyaki, vi duraki

Date

1948

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Followed by the Slavic song. From Lazar Axelbank’s wire recorder.

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Zhili bili dyed i baba

Title

Zhili bili dyed i baba

Date

1948

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Rachel Spivack is Ruth Rubin’s mother. Rose Barmak is her cousin. It is interesting that Nos. 7 and 11, possibly from the same source -- Ruth Rubin’s grandmother -- only the cousin mentioned it.

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Ni pyom i igrayim

Title

Ni pyom i igrayim

Date

1948

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Yerusalim prikrasni gorod

Title

Yerusalim prikrasni gorod

Date

1948

Description

[Ruth Rubin’s cousin.]

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Lyudi pyut i hulayut

Title

Lyudi pyut i hulayut

Date

1948

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Utshatsa tutshi grozoviye

Title

Utshatsa tutshi grozoviye

Date

1948

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Included because motif seems to be the same as Nomberg’s ‘S’loyfn un s’yogn shvartse volkn. Copied from old record. Singer states she
heard around 1905 from student from Premetshu.

[Copied from two sides of a disc; pause in middle as disc is flipped over.]

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Dortn oyf dem barg

Title

Dortn oyf dem barg

Date

1964

Description

Singer states in English that there was a Yiddish translation written by Shaye Rotman (?) from Toronto in then he sings in both Ukrainian and Yiddish.

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Taletele tzhizhoya

Title

Taletele tzhizhoya

Date

1964

Description

Singer prefaces in English that in White Russia, we (Jews) didn’t sing Belorussian songs, we sang Ukrainian songs because we liked them. Our peasants didn’t speak Ukrainian, they spoke “the ugliest Slavic dialect”, Belorussian. Then sings this Belorussian song, the story of the abolition of serfdom. Source: informant had a Belorussian servant girl sit down and sing the song so he could transcribe the words. (He says the latter on cut #17, “Usa sida chata bila.”)

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Yak pashol moy lazar

Title

Yak pashol moy lazar

Date

1964

Description

He heard from an old beggar accompanied by an ancient Slavic string instrument. Words mean “As my Lazarus” went to pray to god, holy lord, merciful redeemer, holy virgin, mother of god, take in my soul as one takes in one’s oxen (i.e. I want to die). Informant used in his biographic sketches.

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Usa sida chata bila

Title

Usa sida chata bila

Date

1964

Description

Informant explains that Ukrainian is more euphonious a language than Belorussian, which is harsher. He gives short examples of each in song. One of them was heard from a beggar on a train.

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Yedzhe yankl do rabina

Title

Yedzhe yankl do rabina

Date

1964

Description

Informant explains in Yiddish that the servant girls used to sing this to console themselves. They were from small towns, living in foreign town, Warsaw.

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Oy mame, dultshe mame

Title

Oy mame, dultshe mame

Date

1965

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Rumanian, a folk melody. Informant states in Yiddish the Jews sang according to their soul (neshome). [In between verses, sings a melody/wordless nign popular with 1990s klezmorim perhaps Arye Lesh’s nign]

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Af roseshonkes

Title

Af roseshonkes

Date

1948

Description

Informant explains in Yiddish, that this was song by Yeshuvinikes that cane to their town at Rosh Hashone. It was very hard for them to speak Yiddish. The spoken poem, is a rhyme is about what happened to them on the road resulting in the whole cart of smetene (sour cream) being overturned.

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A droshe fun a Nikolayeven soldat

Title

A droshe fun a Nikolayeven soldat

Date

1948

Description

The informant explains in Yiddish that the poem is a A droshe (sermon) fun a Nikolayeven soldat (soldier) kale bazetsn (seating of the bride). In a mixture of Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian? she recites the comical content - the listener (Ruth Rubin) starts to laugh.

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A shnayder zingt a lid vegn a zelner un redt tsu dem vayb

Title

A shnayder zingt a lid vegn a zelner un redt tsu dem vayb

Date

1965

Description

Informant explains in Yiddish that the song is a very sad one about a soldier who remains on the front. He sings in Slavic language and intersperses non-song Yiddish translation as well as a Jewish nign at the end.

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“A shnayder zingt a lid vegn a zelner un redt tsu dem vayb,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1992.
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