- Ruth RubinRuth Rubin
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.”)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Taletele tzhizhoya,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed September 25, 2023, https://ruthrubin.yivo.org/items/show/1985.