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The Old Country-Ethnic Recordings of Yiddish Secular Folksongs of the 19th Century (1958)  CD

The Old Country-Ethnic Recordings of Yiddish Secular Folksongs of the 19th Century (1958) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

When Eastern European Jews immigrated en masse  to the United States in the 1880s and 90s fleeing Czarist oppression and poverty, they brought with them a body of secular folk songs. Sung in Yiddish by men and women who came here from five villages (with English translations and explanations), this recording archives a lost way of life.

Tracks
1. Am Kodoysh     Singer     0:28    
2. A-A Lyu Lyu     A woman, born in Zhiomir, Russia, to a baby     0:44    
3. In a Shtetele Pityepoy     A woman born in Warsaw     0:38    
4. Cheder-boy's Taunts - Taunts from Galicia     School boys     0:38    
5. Vi azoy s'iz nisht git tsu geyn     A woman born in Czernowitz, Bessarabia     1:53    
6. Henich's vayb / Of azoy neyt a Shnayder - This Is How a Tailor Sews     A second woman born in Czernowitz, Bessarabia     0:44    
7. Hob ich mir a Shpan - I Have a Coach     A woman born in Ivia, Lithuania     2:02    
8. A Redele iz di gore Velt     A man, born in Bershad, Ukraine     1:46    
9. A Shadchen darf men Kenen Zayn - A Matchmaker's Trade Is a Special Skill     A woman born in Tomashpil     1:30    
10. Vos vilsti Mutter hobn? - What Do You Want from Me Mother?     A woman from Ukraine     1:22    
11. Indroysn iz Fintster - It Is Dark Outdoors     A man born in Grodno, Lithuania     1:50    
12. Fun groys dasad - In Great Pain     A women born in Lithuania     1:34    
13. Ich lig unter Grattes - I Lie Behind Bars     A man born in Grodno, Lithuania     2:05    
14. Kadril - Quadrille     A woman born in Grodno, Lithuania     1:28    
15. Betler Lid - Beggar Song     A man born in Poland     1:15    
16. Chassidic Tune     A man born in Poland     2:20    
17. Husiatiner Melody     A man born in Lodz, Poland     0:42    
18. Chassidic Hopke     A man born in Poland     1:12    
19. Az Moshi - ach vet kumen - When the Messiah Comes     n/a     3:14    
20. Zog mir mein Shvester - Tell Me My Sister     A woman born in Chotin, Bessarabia     1:06
21. Vos shloft ir, ir Shlefer? - Why Do You Slumber, You Sleepers?     A woman born in Lithuania     1:11    
22. Di Mashines klapn - The Machines Are Clattering     n/a     0:47    
23. Ver es hot in Blat gelezn - Oh Have You Read in the Newspapers?     A man born in Vilna, Lithuania     2:35    
24. Fraytik Inderfri - Friday Morning     A woman born in Czernowitz, Bessarabia     0:43    
25. Zayt mir gezint, Chovertes ole - Farewell, All My Friends - The Bride's Farewell     A woman born in Chotin, Bessarabia     1:56    
26. Forn forstu fun mir avek - You Are Leaving Me     n/a     1:39    
27. Five Wedding Tunes on a Fiddle     A "badchen" (wedding entertainer) from Galicia     2:25
28. Shlof mayn Kind mayn Treyst mayn Sheyner - Sleep My Child My Lovely Comfort (Words by Sholem Aleichem)     A woman born in White Russia     3:02


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