32 Broadway, Suite 1314 • New York, NY 10004 • Tel: 917-326-9659 • prushefsky@ctmd.org

 

THE STONEHILL
JEWISH SONG
COLLECTION

Click here to search the Stonehill Jewish Song Collection

<<<Previous song                                       Next song>>>

Catalog#: Stonehill0058
Title: A simkhe a gedile (What a Joy and Celebration)
Transcription:
Perl Teitelbaum
Translation: Perl Teitelbaum

Information: Party time– Soccer! We play– digging into humor from before the war–  to cheer up, gently mocking what the world takes seriously. A simkhe a gedile is a case in point, mocking soccer, and the fuss people make over it, that the religious are stepping out of bounds and “even” a woman gets passionate about it. (Miriam Isaacs)

 

A simkhe a gedile
A yontef in der shtut
S’iz haynt shabes
Men shpilt in shtut a metsh

Men shtipt zikh in men shtoyst zikh
Men khalesht, a bilet
In der raye hert men malpes petsh

Men hot tsekvetsht a dame.
Kinder shrayen, “mame!”
Yidn in kapotes loyfn kikn vi men

Shpilt in futbol
Mitn fis a hop
Men khapt afn kop
Un bravo un a shir.
Men shist a gol
Un ale shepn nakhes fin dem futbol
Ta lalalalalal  lalala

A tsure gor a naye
Hot getrofn Kalmen-Shaye
Khotsh es halt shoyn mit im zeyer kurts

Zayn vaybl Yokhne-Dvoshe
Mit fiselekh nishkoshe
Hot zikh oysgelernt shpiln in futbol

Zi hot a modnem feyler
Zi klapt dem kop in teler
Ven zi dormant zikh fun dem fuuuutbol.

Men shpilt in futbol
Mitn fis a hop
Men khapt afn kop
Un bravo un a shir.
Men shist a gol
Un ale shepn nakhes fin dem futbol

What a joy and celebration
Festivity in the street
Today is Saturday
There is a game in the city

There’s pushing and bumping into each other
Everyone wants a ticket
In the line you hear people slapping  each other.

They have crushed a lady
“Mommy!” screamed the babies
Jews in long coats run to see how

They play soccer
With the foot a kick
A bounce on the head
And shouts of “Bravo!”
They shoot a goal
And everyone enjoys the soccer game.
Ta lalalala  lala

A new problem
Has Kalmen-Shaye
Though he is not well.

His wife, Yokhne-Dvoshe
With the nice legs
Learned how to play soccer.

She has a strange failing,
She hits her head on a plate
Whenever she thinks about soccer.

They play soccer
With the foot a kick
A bounce on the head
And shouts of “Bravo!”
They shoot a goal
And all get pride from soccer

Click here to search the Stonehill Jewish Song Collection

<<<Previous song                                       Next song>>>