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Catalog#: Stonehill0019
Title: Ikh gedenk dem tog fun mayn geboyrn (I Remember the Day of My Birth)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: Sung by Benna Hollander, from Lodz, Poland. This humorous song is of the Purim variety of turning normalcy topsy turvy.




Ikh gedenk dem tog fun mayn geboyrn,
di mame iz nisht gevezn in der haym.
Dos nepele hot men gemist mir alayn durkhshnaydn.
Tsu der haym hob ikh gemist alayn gayn.
In vus nokh in vos nokh, zugn di zakh ikh shver bay emes
….un vos nokh  7x

In 7tn tog fun mayn geboyrn
In khayder bin ikh alayn….breaks

In 7tn tog fun mayn geboyrn
hot men mikh groyse shidukhim geredt.
Shidikhim fun ale greste milyonerin,
azelekhe hot men mir geredt.

I remember the day of my birth,
my mother was not home.
The girl had to cut me through,
and I had to go home alone.
And what can I swear, I am telling the truth. (This is unclear)
And I had to go home alone.
And what else, and what else etc.

The seventh day after my birth
I had to go to school alone (breaks)

The seventh day after my birth
great matches (for marriage) were made for me.
Matches with millionaires,
that’s how they talked of me.



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