Mudcat Café message #422791 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32238   Message #422791
Posted By: Mark Cohen
21-Mar-01 - 07:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Papirosn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Papirosn
Sorcha, thanks for that wonderful site and the beautiful renditions on it. That's been one of my favorite Yiddish songs for a long time; I just love the melody. Now I can finally learn the whole thing!

By the way, very astute Mudcatters may notice that the singer in the Yiddish Renaissance version sings the vowel "ee" or short "i", when the printed lyrics say "u". That's the accent my grandparents spoke with, which they called "Galitzianer" (Galician), as opposed to the "Litvaks" (Lithuanian), who would use the "u" sound.

Aloha,
Mark