Lost Yiddish Theater Songs from Warsaw Poland 1929-1934

Lost Yiddish Theater Songs from Warsaw Poland 1929-1934


Lost song index. I have not been able to find melodies for the songs listed below. If you know any of these melodies and will share with me, I'll send you one of our Yiddish cds for free (your choice) and a digital copy of the book. Thanks! jane@mappamundi.com
  1. A ganef iz a takef: from the musical "Urke Nachalnik"
  2. A ganefs a trer (also from Urke Natshalnik)
  3. Bankrotn: "To be sung to the melody of Kortn [Cards]"
  4. Dem rebns shirayim: also shiraim or shireem. Written by Yosele Kolodni (Kolodny)
  5. Di manikurzshistke: Written and performed by Lola Folman, words possibly by her husband Yitzhak Perlov. Not even her niece Paula Teitelbaum has ever heard of this song.
  6. Dos iz di libe sung by Isaac Feld
  7. Duet Roza Huki: This was sung by Max Bozyk and his wife Regina (Róza) (Reyzl)
  8. Dzhevushki: A Polish-language song transliterated into Yiddish, it was sung by Boleslaw Norski-Nozyca.
  9. Gey makh, az es makht zikh nisht: As sung by Isaac Feld in his show "Gekoyfte khosn" (the sold bridegroom)
  10. Ikh halt nisht derfun: Max Bozyk sang it.
  11. Ikh hob zikh oysgeglitsht: "Der yitser horeh hot geshtupt mikh umetum, er hot mir tsugeredt az ikh zol folgn im..."
  12. Men lebt vi got in Odes: To be sung to the tune of the folksong "Zayt bagrist mayne libe kinder."
  13. Meydlekh (Michal Michalesko): "Meydelekh, git ir a shmeykhl, git es undz a shlep. Meydelekh, ir roybt dem seykhl, ir fardreyt di kep..."
  14. Mir voyle yingelekh: "Mir voyle yingelekh, oy, mir voyle yingelekh, mir hobn far dem keyser nisht keyn moyre. Mir hobn zikh genumen tsu a laykhte parnose: tsu handlen mit lebedike skhoyre..."
  15. Na pol godzhini: A Polish-language song transliterated into Yiddish, it was song by Boleslaw Norski-Nozyca.
  16. Sonia: Aaron Lebedeff sang a song by this name, and it's wonderful, but it's not the same song. This one was performed by the "Vilner khazn."
  17. Spetsialitetn (Spetsialistn)
  18. Tfiseh-lid: "Vet shoyn do undzer keyver zayn zenen mir shoyn do farloyrn / Zen veln mir nisht mer di likhtike shayn. Farsholtn zenen mir fun geboyrn"
  19. Vayl a yid iz nisht keyn goy
  20. Yanko: from Benzion Witler's show Yanko Tsigayner [Yanko the Gypsy]
  21. Yontif in der vokhn: Another song written and performed by Shlomo Lindenfeld, now impossible to find.
by Jane Peppler
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