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Sarah-HS Lyr Req/Add: Yiddish songs (68* d) Lyr Add: DONA, DONA (in Yiddish) 07 Dec 99

Philippa - I have the Yiddish words for Dona, Dona ...

(words, Aaron Zeitlin; music, Sholem Secunda)

Oyfin fur'l ligt a kelb'l
Ligt gebunden mit a shtrik
Hoykh in him'l flit a shvelb'l
Freyt zikh dreyt zikh hin un tzurik

Lakht der vint in korn, lacht un lakht un lakht
Lakht er op a tog a gantzn, un a halbe nakht
Hey, dona, dona, dona ... dona dona dona don
Dona, dona, dona, dona ... dona dona dona don

Shryt dos kelbl, zogt der poyer
Verzhe heyst dikh zayn a kalb?
Volst gekent dokh zayn a foygl
Volst gekent dokh zayn a shvalb

Bidne kelber tut men bind'n
Un men shlept zey un men shekht
Ver s'hot fligl, flit aroyftzu
Iz bay keynem nit kayn k'necht

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