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Posted By: GUEST,Meena-Lifshe Viswanath
11-Mar-10 - 12:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Josele, majn krojn - Yiddish song
Subject: ADD: Josele, majn krojn (Yiddish)
JOSELE, MAJN KROJN

Geyen mir shpatsirn vayt un vayt avek (we go walking far away)
Geyen un geyen, s'nemt gor nisht keyn ek (walking and walking, it never ends)
Ergets roysht a taykhl (somewhere a stream is murmuring)
S'iz dokh azoy sheyn (it's so pretty)
Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)
ay bay bay bay bay.....
Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)

Tsvishn felder grine shpanen mir in tsvey (the two of us walk between green fields)
Iber veykhe steshkes, vays vi klorer shney (over soft paths, white as clear snow)
Shoshken zikh di zangen (the stalks whisper to each other)
S'iz dokh azoy sheyn (it's so pretty)
[Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)]
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)
ay bay bay bay bay.....
Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)

Kumen ovnt-shotns, s'falt a kiler toy (evening shadows come, a cold dew falls)
Tsitern di grozn unter himl bloy (the grasses shudder under the blue sky)
Klapn hertser feydik (?) (hearts beat .......)
S'iz dokh azoy sheyn (it's so pretty)
[Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)]
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)
ay bay bay bay bay.....
Lomir zikh nisht ayln (let's not hurry)
Yosele, mayn kroyn (yosele, my dearest)

By the way, it seems that it was written in Lithuanian Yiddish, in which sheyn rhymes with kroyn (kreyn), though the link you sent has her singing it in Rumanian Yiddish, I would say.

Meena-Lifshe Viswanath
Treasurer, Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish