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a bisl zun, a bisl regn / a ruik ort dem kop tsu legn abi gezunt, ken men gliklekh zayn a shukh, a zok, a kleyd on lates / in keshene a dray fir zlotes abi gezunt, ken men gliklekh zayn [Complete Yiddish lyrics with English translation in liner notes]
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nit zukh mikh vu di mirtn grinen gefinst mikh dortn nit, mayn shats; vu lebns velkn bay mashinen, dortn iz mayn rueplats [Complete lyrics in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation in liner notes]
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English translation: I'm not angry at you for this sad joke It was destined this way I wasn't worthy of you Every time I think of it A foolish tear rolls down my cheek... [Complete Yiddish lyrics, transliteration and English translation in liner notes]
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lomir zikh iberbetn, iberbetn vos shteystu bay mayn tir? lomir zikh iberbetn, kum arayn twu mir... [Complete lyrics in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation in liner notes]
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unter di khurves fun poyln, a kop mit blonde hor, der kop un say der khurbn beyde zenen vor dolye mayne, dolye, dolye, dolye mayne.... [Complete lyrics in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation in the liner notes]
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Comes with extensive liner notes, including lyrics in Yiddish with transliteration and English translation

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released July 1, 2001

Ismail Butera: accordion, bendir;
Steve Elson: clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor sax;
Pam Fleming: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Rachelle Garniez: accordion, harmony vocals;
Michael hess: violin, viola, ney flute, kanun;
Dave Hofstra: bass, tuba;
Deborah Karpel: vocals;
Debra Kreisberg: clarinet, alto sax;
Eve Sicular: drums, dumbeq, daire;
Harris Wulfson: violin

Producer: Eve Sicular
Recorded February 2000 at Passport Recording, NYC
©2001 by Rhythm Media Records. All rights reserved.

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Metropolitan Klezmer New York, New York

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Performing vibrant versions of lesser-known gems from wedding dance, trance, folk, swing and tango styles, as well as soundtrack material from vintage Yiddish films, they re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect… an exhilarating journey! ... more

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