Elie der shenker zitst in khalat
Language: Yiddish (יידיש) 
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!

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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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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-02
Line count: 12
Word count: 77