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Catalog#: Stonehill0003
Title: Az men shlogt mikh tut es nisht vey (When They Beat Me, It Does Not Hurt)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: This song reflects the torment of the katzet and again touches on the fragility of life and asks an essential question about humanity. Similar to a popular song, “Was I born of a Stone?”, which is incorporated. Sung by a man named Baras.



Az men shnayt mayn fleysh
Tut kayn blut nisht loyfn
Az men shlogt mikh tut es nisht vey
Az men shikt mikh ayf [SOMETHING]
Loyf ikh vi a meshugener idiot...

Refrain:
Tsi bin ikh fun a shteyn geboyrn?
iz di velt nor far di klige bashafn
Oy got, tsi bin ikh aleyn?

When they beat me, it does not hurt,
and when they cut my flesh, blood does not run,
and when they send me for something,  I run like a crazy idiot.

Refrain:
Was I born of a stone?  
Was the world only created for smart people?
oh God, am I alone?

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