© by Bruce Adolphe (b. 1955)

In amerika
Language: Yiddish (יידיש) 
In amerika forn furn,
Barg aruf, barg arop.
Un az der bocher libt di meydl,
Leygt er far ir di kop!

In amerika bakt men beygl
Oyf a gantsn yor.
Un az der bocher libt di meydl,
Nemt er ir on a kopke gelt!

Note: adapted from a 19th century anonymous Yiddish poem.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-10-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 44