Elie der shenker zitst in khalat di tokhter zayne, zi hot zikh geshmadt. Tsirele, feygl, kum zhe tsu mir, ikh vel dir gebn kleyder on a shir! Tsirele, feygl! Ikh vel dir gebn tsirung un nadan! Tsirele, feygl! Un zu der tsu a sheynem, a sheynem yunger man. Tsirele, feygl! Ikh darf nit dayne kleyder, ikh arf nit ayn nadan, ikh vil dokh nor dem pristav, dem pristav far a man! Tsirele, feygl! kum zhe tsu mir!
- from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Elie der shenker zitst in khalat", Jewish folk poetry. [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by S. Mar [an adaptation] FRE ; composed by Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich.
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