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Thread #39605   Message #3142362
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
25-Apr-11 - 10:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Mir Zaynen Ale Brider
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mir Zaynen Ale Brider
Animaterra, the liner notes to In The Fiddler's House say "This popular folk song is based on the poem "Akhdes" ("Brotherhood") by Morris Winchevsky (1856-1932). It has been a longtime favorite at secular Jewish gatherings and is particularly associated with the Jewish labor movement."

I think the Klezmatics made some alterations/additions to the lyrics when they revived it.