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Thread #23017   Message #4045733
Posted By: GUEST,Big Apple
13-Apr-20 - 02:42 AM
Thread Name: ADD: yiddish? take a match give a scratch
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: yiddish? take a match give a scratch
I cant believe I happened on this. I learned a different variation of this song from my father in the 1960ís when I was young. In a Yiddish accent:

Izzy had a candy store the business was so poor
He took a match
And made a scratch
And the business was no more
Shave and a haircut 10 cents

Of course I taught this song to my daughter who is now teaching it to my two year old grandson.