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Tsvey vokhn far erev peysekh

Title

Tsvey vokhn far erev peysekh

Date

1966?

Description

[Note from Ruth Rubin tape box log] (Ballad about a well-known underworld character, Moyshe Linder. Shoelm Wasilievsky adds a few facts about Linder, which he had read in a book). [Note from black hardbound catalog for tape 36:] A talk with Daniel Lipkovitsh, Sholem Wasiliewsky, Yehudis Wasiliewsky (his friends). As the conversation progressed Daniel touched upon many types of YIDDISH SONGS (folk and authored) he recalled from his childhood and youth in Warsaw. As he remembered them, he sang them. They are listed in the order of their occurrence on the tape. (taped 1964-1966)

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“Tsvey vokhn far erev peysekh,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 20, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/5355.
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Di ershte nakht fin peysekh tsim seyder - sung

Title

Di ershte nakht fin peysekh tsim seyder - sung

Description

[track note from YIVO (white tape box) First, Sholem Wasiliewsky recites the poem, then Yehudis Wasiliewsky sings the song. I seem to recall a variant of this, which I collected in Montreal from a certain Mr. Mamelok] [Note from black hardbound catalog for tape 36:] A talk with Daniel Lipkovitsh, Sholem Wasiliewsky, Yehudis Wasiliewsky (his friends). As the conversation progressed Daniel touched upon many types of YIDDISH SONGS (folk and authored) he recalled from his childhood and youth in Warsaw. As he remembered them, he sang them. They are listed in the order of their occurrence on the tape. (taped 1964-1966)

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Di ershte nakht fin peysekh tsim seyder - recitation

Title

Di ershte nakht fin peysekh tsim seyder - recitation

Description

[First, Sholem Wasiliewsky recites the poem, then Yehudis Wasiliewsky sings the song. I seem to recall a variant of this, which I collected in Montreal from a certain Mr. Mamelok] [Note from black hardbound catalog for tape 36:] A talk with Daniel Lipkovitsh, Sholem Wasiliewsky, Yehudis Wasiliewsky (his friends). As the conversation progressed Daniel touched upon many types of YIDDISH SONGS (folk and authored) he recalled from his childhood and youth in Warsaw. As he remembered them, he sang them. They are listed in the order of their occurrence on the tape. (taped 1964-1966)

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Ma noymar uma nedaber

Title

Ma noymar uma nedaber

Date

1961

Description

[Note on typewritten tape log in tape box:] Passover. Cumulative song which she sang at the wedding of her grandchild. [Possible problem with tape speed of many or all tracks on Tape 25.]

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Shikt der har a poyerl in vald

Title

Shikt der har a poyerl in vald

Date

1957

Description

[Note from Ruth Rubin’s typed catalog (R6620, black hard-bound notebook):] Cumulative game song. In 1957 I came across an old notebook with children’s rhymes and games, which I had collected before I had a tape recorder. These were taped a good deal from memory and the notebook.

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Shikt der har a poyerl in vald

Title

Shikt der har a poyerl in vald

Date

1955

Description

[Note from tape log on outside of tape box for the original, spliced tape, not included on the tape log of the dupe:] My childhood in Montreal, Canada, is closely bound with my Yiddish education in a secular Jewish school. Many of these rhymes stem from that environment, as well as the one at home, where my Bessarabian-born mother, shared her own childhood memories of games and rhymes and taunts and teasers, with me. Blessed with a retentive memory...I later picked up many more from my informants. The har (nobleman) sends various objects and people to do harm - like a stick to beat the peasant, fire to burn the stick, water to quench the fire - but they don’t do what the har intends. (Each object gets added and repeats in backwards order.) Almost identical to #12, “Hot der hashem yisborekh aropgeshikt.” 41842

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Geshetst un geakht

Title

Geshetst un geakht

Date

1956

Description

Here's more about this song: http://www.yiddishpennysongs.com/2015/04/der-amerikaner-seder-american-seder-as.html
Additional information provided by Jane Peppler

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