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Catalog#: Stonehill0015
Title: Eyns eyns (One, One)  
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: A Yiddish variant of the Hebrew Passover song Ekhod mi yodea (Who Knows One?) is sung by Peretz Kozlovski, age 24, then in the US for 3 years. Kozlovski was born in Praga, a district of Warsaw, and learned the song at a wedding. He only sings the first five numbers of the usual thirteen.



1. Eyns (4x) veystu vos dos iz? Ikh veys, (3x) vos eyns iz
Eyner iz hakosh borekh hu, un oyf der erd un himl eyner bistu du. (2x)

2. Tsvey (4x) veystu vos dos iz? Ikh veys (3x) vos tsvey iz.
Tsvey lukhes, ful un sheyn, geshribn hot dos der eybeshter aleyn.
Eyner iz hakosh borekh hu, un oyf der erd un himl eyner bistu du.

3. Dray (4x) veystu vos dos iz? Ikh veys (3x) vos dray iz?
Dray oves zenen bay uns do, Avrom, Yitzkhok ve Yankev, zikhroyne livreho
Tsvey lukhes, ful un sheyn, geshribn hot dos der eybeshter aleyn.
Eyner iz hakosh borekh hu, un oyf der erd un himl eyner bistu du.

4. Fir (4x) veystu vos dos iz? Ikh veys (3x) vos fir iz.
Fir imoyim zaynen bay uns do, Sore, Rifke, Rokhl ve Leye.
Dray oves zenen bay uns do, Avrom, Yitzkhok ve Yankev, zikhroyne livreho
Tsvey lukhes, ful un sheyn, geshribn hot dos der eybeshter aleyn.
Eyner iz hakosh borekh hu, un oyf der erd un himl eyner bistu du.

5. Finf (4x) veystu vos dos iz? Ikh veys (3x) vos finf iz.
Finf zaynen do bay uns khumoshim: breyshes, shmoys, vayikra, bamidbor, dvorim.
Fir imoyim zaynen bay uns do, Sore, Rifke, Rokhl ve Leye.
Dray oves zenen bay uns do, Avrom, Yitzkhok ve Yankev, zikhroyne livreho
Tsvey lukhes, ful un sheyn, geshribn hot dos der eybeshter aleyn.
Eyner iz hakosh borekh hu, un oyf der erd un himl eyner bistu du.

1. One, do you know what that is? I know what one is.
One is our God, in heaven and on earth, only one exists.

2. Two, do you know what that is? I know what two is.
Two are the tablets of the covenant; full and beautiful.

3. Three, do you know what that is? I know what three is.
Three are the Fathers, Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob, may their memories be blessed.

4. Four, do you know what that is? I know what four is.
Four are the Mothers, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah

5. Five, do you know what that is? I know what five is.
Five are the books of the Torah: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

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