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Bay mir bistu sheyn

Artist: Jacob Jacobs
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

ven du zolst zayn shvarts vi a toter, ven du host oygn vi bay a koter, un ven du hinkest tsubislekh host krume fislekh, zog ikh: dos art mikh nit. un ven du host a narishn shmaykhl, un ven du host vayzusyes seykhl, ven du bist vild vi an indianer, afile a galitsyaner, zog ikh: dos art mikh nit. - zog mir vi derklerstu dos? - kh'vel dir zogn bald far vos: bay mir bistu sheyn, bay mir hostu kheyn, bay mir bistu eyner oyf der velt. bay mir bistu git, bay mir hostu "hit”, bay mir bistu tayerer fun gelt. fil sheyne meydlekh hobn shoyn gevolt nemen mikh, un fun zey ale oysgeklibn hob ikh nor dikh. bay mir bistu sheyn, bay mir hostu kheyn, bay mir bistu eyner oyf der velt.

Translation

If you were black as a Tatar, If you have eyes like those of a cat, If you limp somewhat, Have crooked legs, I say: it doesn't bother me. And if you have a silly smile, And if you have Vayezatha mind, If you're as wild as an indian, Even a Galician, I say: it doesn't bother me. - Tell me, how do you explain it? - I'm going to tell you why now: For me you're beautiful, For me you're graceful, For me you're the only one in the world. For me you're good, For me you have "hit", For me you're more precious than money. Many pretty girls have already Wanted to take me, And among them all I choose Only you. For me you're beautiful, For me you're graceful, For me you're the only one in the world.