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Thread #15715   Message #144291
Posted By: Metchosin
03-Dec-99 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Banks of the Ohio' in Yiddish
Subject: Lyr Add: YIDDISH MULE TRAIN
Yes Aine the very same one, unfortunately my limited understanding of Yiddish makes the The Baby, the Bubbe etc. cut, incomprehensible to me. However, I think I understand a lot of Yiddish Mule Train, a delightfully incongruous mixture of Klesmer and Bluegrass, but my spelling is way off.

YIDDISH MULE TRAIN

Mule train, Yo!
Mule train, Mazel Tov!
Klippity Klop
Kloppin Klop go ahead
I wish I took a taxi instead
Get along little donkey.

A package of salami
For a yenta in Miami
There's a load of lox and bagels
For a cowboy in Las Vegals
There's a dress of skinny satin
For a liebfrauk? in Manhatten

Get along
Mule Train, Yo!
Mule train
Klippity Klop
Hurry up
Its time for supper

and there's way more..... If you're really serious I could send you a tape....