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Catalog#: Stonehill0022
Title: In a gitn pirem bin ikh geboyrn (I Was Born on a Good Purim)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: Sung by Yakov Herzog, age 13 1/2. A humorous song– Purim is known for silliness, allowing impossible things to happen.



In a gitn pirem bin ikh geboyrn
Fraylekh miz ikh zayn,
ikh ti tantsn, un ales shpringen,
Der kop tut mir nisht vey,

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Vayl koym ikh her di muzik shpiln
Trakht ikh nisht keyn sakh,
Vayl koym ikh her di muzik shpiln
Loyf loyf ikh glakh

Mayn shviger, zol lebn, iz geshtorbn, morgn vert a vokh’
Akht teg shive, bin ikh gezesn, nokh aza brokh.
Nokh pirem bin ikh tsigegangen biz tsi di royte brik ay fane?
Ikh her fun der vaytn vi di muzik shpilt,

Kikt mikh on, mayn shaigon. Es meg zayn di greste shney
Ikh loyf un shray huray, Ikh loyf un tants un shpring.

I was born on a good Purim.
I have to be happy,
and I dance and jump.
My head does not hurt,

[MISSING SOME LINES]

because I can play music.
So I run, right away.

My father in law, may he live long, has died. Tomorrow it will be a week.
Sit shive 8 days after such a tragedy.  
After Purim, I went till the red bridge ..?
And I hear music from afar.  

So madness overtakes me, and there could be the biggest snowstorm.
I run and shout hurray, I laugh and I jump.

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