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Az Yosl der klezmer



Az Yosl der klezmer




[Informant’s name is given in typewritten tape log in box as: “Lerer” Zakhar.]
[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.

As Yosl the klezmer plays for a celebration, the attendees are merry like a wave in the ocean; they revel and sing and jump and sing....


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“Az Yosl der klezmer,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed May 31, 2023,
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