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Thread #95537   Message #1858952
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Oct-06 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Yoshke Fort Avek
Subject: Lyr Add: Yoshke Fort Avek
One more version:

Yoshke Fort Avek

Koyf mir nit kayn lokenes,
Un mach mich nit sheyn.
Koyf dir a porshtivelech,
Tsum priziv darfstu geyn.
Oy, oy, oy, oy,
Yoshke fort avek.
Noch a sho un noch a sho,
Der poyezd geyt avek.


Zay-zhe mir gezunt,
Mayn tayere kale.
Noch dir vel ich benken
Mer vi noch ale
Oy, oy, oy, oy,
Yoshke fort avek.
Noch a kush un noch a kush,
Der poyezd geyt avek.


Di ban iz shoyn gekumen
Un es chapt mich on a shrek!
Lomir zich gezegenen,
Der poyezd geyt avek.
Oy, oy, oy, oy,
Yoshke fort avek.
Noch a sho un noch a sho,
Der poyezd geyt avek.


Klog-zhe nisht un veyn-zhe nisht,
S'iz altsding blote!
Ich vel zayn bay Fonyen,
Der shenster in der rote!
Oy, oy, oy, oy,
Yoshke fort avek.
Noch a kush un noch a kush,
Der poyezd geyt avek.


Droysn iz a zaveruche,
Drysn iz a shney,
Oy vey, mamele,
Dos kepele tut vey!
Oy, oy, oy, oy,
Yoshke fort avek.
Noch a kush un noch a kush,
Der poyezd geyt avek.



Source: Jerry Silverman, The Yiddish Song Book (1999, Scarborough House)

Only the last verse is significantly different from the versionas above. Here's Silverman's translation:

Outside there's a blizzard blowing
And a deep snow.
My God, Mother,
How my head is filled with woe.

No significant differences in the tune.