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Thread #9070   Message #4113762
Posted By: GUEST,Pat S
18-Jul-21 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Vu Iz Dos Gesele
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Add: Vu Iz Dos Gesele
Russian, Polish, Silesian, Kyrgyz -- oy! Isn't it obvious? The song is "Szla Dzieweczka do Laseczka" (should be a slash through the first l). The melodies have nothing in common, but the chorus of the Polish song is virtually identical to the verse of the Yiddish song. Easily found on Youtube. The Polish song has no nostalgia or even much romance. The rhythm of its chorus is much the same as "Vi Iz Dus Gesele." "Szla Dzieveczka" is a favorite at Polish weddings, picnics and parties -- often bellowed by drunk people holding hands and swaying. (The Polish song can also be traced to a Hindi song in a Bollywood movie and a song written for a Japanese public television (NHK) children's program... but I digress.)