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Catalog#: Stonehill0026
Title: Khotsh (Though)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: A popular song performed by a male singer in a wonderfully relaxed style.



1. Khotsh ikh hob keyn heym nit
Kayn land nisht vi tsi voynen
Di gantse velt zi yugt mikh
Ikh ti ir dokh nit loynen
Leyb ikh, oy oy oy leyb ikh.

Refrain: Aza yor af mayne sonim,
Vos fara tam vos fara ponim
Es hot mayn lebn, mayn farmegn,
in mayn vandl af di vegn,
In dokh leyb ikh. Oy oy oy oy, lebb ikh,

2. Khotsh ikh hob keyn fis nit, keyn hent  nit,
Keyn eyver nit in gantsn,
Glist zikh dokh,
hastik vild tsu tantsn,
Tants ikh, oy oy oy tants ikh

Refrain: Aza yor af mayne sonim,
Vos fara tam vos fara ponim
Es hot mayn lebn, mayn farmegn,
In mayn vandl af di vegn,
In dokh tants ikh.
Oy oy oy tants ikh, …

(repeats refrain)

3. Khotsh ikh hob keyn kol nit,
keyn shtime vus zol klingen,
Glist zikh mir dokh,
Hastik vild tsu zingen
Un dokh tants ikh. Oy oy oy tants ikh, …

Refrain: Aza yor af mayne sonim,
Vos fara tam vos fara ponim
Es hot mayn lebn, mayn farmegn
in mayn vandl af di vegn
In dokh zing ikh, Oy oy oy zing ikh
Un dokh leb ikh!   

1. Though I have no home,
no land to live in,
the world chases me,
but I do not honor them.  
I continue to live, yes I live.

Refrain: I wish this kind of life on my enemies.
What kind of taste or appearance my existence has.
My life, my worth,
my wandering across the ways,
yet still I live.

2. Though I have no feet, no hands,
no part of me intact,
I still want to
dance wildly,
so I dance, yes I dance.

Refrain: I wish this kind of life on my enemies,
What kind of taste or appearance my existence has
My life, my worth,
my wandering across the ways,
Yet still I dance.

(repeats refrain)

3. Though I have no voice left,  
No sound  left to make,
Still I want
to sing wildly,
So I sing, oh, I sing.

Refrain: I wish this kind of life on my enemies,
What kind of taste or appearance my existence has
My life, my worth,
my wandering across the ways,
Yet I still sing.
Yet still I live on!


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