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Thread #39605   Message #3144450
Posted By: Jim Dixon
28-Apr-11 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Mir Zaynen Ale Brider
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Mir Zaynen Ale Brider
These lyrics and a melody line are found in Sounds of the Metropolis: The Nineteenth-Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris, and Vienna by Derek B. Scott (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), page 183:


ALE BRIDER
Music, traditional.
The Yiddish text is based on the poem AKHDES by Morris Winchevsky (1856-1932).

Und mir zaynen ale brider, oy, oy, ale brider.
Un mir halten zikh in eynem, oy, oy, zikh in eynem,
Azelkhes iz nito bay keynem, oy, oy, oy!
Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, etc.