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  • Published: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: xx, 288 p. of music : ill. ; 28 cm. +
  • Language: Yiddish
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780814332580
  • 0814332587

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Yiddish folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive

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"Published in cooperation with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research."

Unacc. melodies.

Accompanying sound recording previously released: Jewish life : the old country, Folkways, 03801, 1958.

Love songs and ballads -- Lullabies -- Weddings and marriage -- Children's songs, singing games, riddles, and cumulative songs -- Work and apprentice songs -- Dancing, drinking, and humor -- Soldiers, sweethearts, and wars -- The Hasidic nigunim : songs without words and songs with words -- Anti-Hasidic satires -- Topical songs and songs of social significance and struggle -- Songs of the underworld.

Compact disc contents: Am kodoysh -- A-a lyu lyu -- In a sthetlele pityepoy -- Cheder-boy's: taunts from Galicia -- Vi azoy s'iz nisht git tsu geyn -- Heinich's vayb ; Ot azoy neyt a shnayder -- Hob ich mir a shpan -- A redele iz di gore vel -- A shadchen darf men kenen zayn -- Vos vilsti mutter hobn? -- Indroysn iz fintster -- Fun groys dasad -- Ich lig unter grattes -- Kadril = Quadrille -- Betler lid -- Chassidic tune sung by a man born in Poland -- Husiatiner melody sung by a mord born in Lodz, Poland -- Chassidic hopke sung by a man born in Poland -- Az moshhi : ach vet kumen -- Zog mir mein shvester -- Vos shloft ir, ir shlefer? -- Di mashines klapn -- Ver es hot in blat gelezn -- Fraytig inderfri -- Zayt mir gezint, chovertes ole -- Forn fortsu fun mir avek -- Five wedding tunes on a fiddle -- Shlof mayn kind mayn treyst mayn sheyner.

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