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Yiddish Folk Songs

Yiddish Folk Songs

Ruth Rubin (1906 – 2000), a preeminent authority on Yiddish folk song, was successful as an author, concert singer, and folk song collector, with four albums in the Folkways catalogue. Although she recorded Hebrew songs also, most often she sang in Yiddish, the primary secular language formerly spoken by the Jews of Eastern Europe. On this recording, she sings 18 Yiddish folk songs, a cappella, from her personal repertoire.

Liner notes provide detailed information about each song, as well as the lyrics in both English and Yiddish.

Track Listing

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101
Mikhalku Ruth Rubin 2:10
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102
Oksn (Oxen) Ruth Rubin 1:35
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103
Ay-Lye-Lyu-Lye-Lyu-Lye Ruth Rubin 2:03
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104
Er Hot Mir Tsugezogt (He Promised Me) Ruth Rubin 1:58
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105
Mit A Nodl, On A Nodl (With a Needle, Without a Needle) Ruth Rubin 2:29
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106
Lid Fun Beker Yingl (Song of the Baker Boy) Ruth Rubin 1:48
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107
Hot Zikh Mir Di Zip Tsezipt (My Seive Is All Worn Out) Ruth Rubin 0:41
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108
Ot Azoy Neyt A Shnayder (This is How a Tailor Sews) Ruth Rubin 1:33
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109
Vey Dem Tatn (Woe Unto the Father) Ruth Rubin 2:01
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110
Iz Geven Amol A Pastukhl (Once Upon a Time, There was a Shepherd) Ruth Rubin 2:22
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201
In a Finsterer Sho, Mame (In a Dark Hour, Mother) Ruth Rubin 2:36
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202
Ale Vasserlekh (All the Rivulets) Ruth Rubin 1:47
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203
Vos Hostu Mir Opgeton? (What Have You Done To Me?) Ruth Rubin 1:27
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204
Dortn, Dortn, Ibern Vasserl (There, Across the Water) Ruth Rubin 2:04
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205
Di Mame Iz Gegangen (Mother Went Off) Ruth Rubin 0:50
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206
O'Brien Ruth Rubin 2:43
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207
Baym Obsheyd (At Parting) Ruth Rubin 2:26
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208
Yeder Ruft Mikh Zaimele (Everybody Calls Me Zaimele) Ruth Rubin 1:55
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