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Catalog#: Stonehill0033
Title: Pak zikh ayn (Pack Up)
Transcription: Miriam Isaacs
Translation: Miriam Isaacs

Information: Sung by Shmerke Kacerginski, written by Leyb Rosental. Kacerginski tells Stonehill that as they were waiting for the Soviet army to free them, Vilna Ghetto Jews were told they would be sent off to Riga.



1. Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn, ver ken nit dos refreyn.
S’iz an alt bakantn lidl, vos men zingt a yedn yidl.
Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn.

2.  Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn, svet fun dem gornit zayn
Haynt zenen mir nokh hige, morgn firt men ins keyn Riga
Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn.

3. Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn. Svet der sof beser zayn.
Vet zeyn nisht gelingen, mirn zey dos lidl zingen.
Pak zikh ayn, pak zikh ayn.

1. Pack Up, Who does not know this refrain?
It’s an old, well-known song, which all Jews sing.
Pack up.

2. Pack up, nothing will come of that.
Today you are locals, tomorrow you’ll travel off to Riga.
Pack up.

3. Pack up. The end will be better.
They will not succeed, we will sing this song to them.
Pack up.


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