© by Leibu Levin (1914 - 1983)

Mayn heylike kamee
Language: Yiddish (יידיש) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Kh'hob mitgenumen mir in veg --
in vaytn veg, in shvern veg --
un durkhegshmuglt in der fremd
a heylike kamee --
dos tsigele, dos vaysinke,
fun vigele, fun maysele,
der mames yidish lidele
in freydn un in veyen.

Un yorn lang in shtume leyd
hob ikh gefilt zayn dekh, zayn treyst.
mayn harts hot moyredik geklemt,
me zol, kholile, es nisht fartsikn --
dos tsigele, dos vaysinke,
fun vigele, fun maysele,
der mames yidish lidele,
vos vart alts oyf zayn tikn.

Dervayl z'fargangen yor nokh yor,
kh'bin in der heym shoyn oyf der vor
un loz do hern oyf a kol
mayn oytser, mayn kamee --
dos tsigele, dos vaysinke,
fun vigele, fun maysele,
der mames yidish lidele,
vos freyt un vet derfreyen.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Hadassah Haskale) , title 1: "My sacred cameo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ruth Levin

This text was added to the website: 2007-09-22
Line count: 24
Word count: 119