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Dortn, nit vayt baym brik



Dortn, nit vayt baym brik




Lobell, in English, states his father was born in Tshernovitz; he heard him sing this song about 1918. Recording quality poor at beginning.

The song is in 6/8 meter. Refrain:
nu, loyf zhe betn far dem oyre (?)
az inz iz haynt a gezeyre
af inz iz haynt a shlekhte tzayt
az yeyder zayn zin muz zayn a soldat
dos miz azoy zayn, es darf azoy zayn
s’iz kayner nisht shuldik az dos is Gots plan


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