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Der rebe Elimelekh

Artist: Moyshe Nadir
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

az der rebe elimeylekh, iz gevorn zeyer freylekh, iz gevorn zeyer freylekh elimeylekh, hot er oysgeton di tfiln, un hot ongeton di briln, un geshikt nokh di fidlers di tsvey. un di fidldike fidlers hobn fidldik gefidlt, hobn fidldik gefidlt hobn zey. (x2) un az der rebe elimeylekh, iz gevorn nokh mer freylekh, iz gevorn nokh mer freylekh elimeylekh, hot er opgemakht havdole, mitn shames reb naftole, un geshikt nokh di payklers di tsvey. un di paykldike payklers, hobn paykldik gepayklt, hobn paykldik gepayklt hobn zey. (x2) un az der rebe elimeylekh, iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh, iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh elimeylekh, hot er oysgeton dos kitl, un hot ongeton dos hitl, un geshikt nokh di tsimblers di tsvey. Un di tsimbldike tsimblers hobn tsimbldik getsimblt, hobn tsimbldik getsimblt hobn zey. (x2) Un az der rebe elimeylekh iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh, iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh elimeylekh, er hot geton a gutn genets un gezogt: me darf shoyn meyn nit! un geshikt di kapelye aheym. Di shikere kapelye fun rebn Meylekh-Elye, hot oysgeshtelt dem dales a fayg. Di freylekhe kapelye hot gehopket biz der stelye un zikh farbitn mit di klaper-getsayg: Di fidldike payklers hobn tsimbldik gefidlt, un bronfndik gegosn zikh mit vayn. Di lustike klezmorim mit flesher untern orem, hobn gehulyet bizn heln tog arayn. Un di fidldike payklers hobn tsimbldik gefidlt hobn paykldik getsimblt hobn zey Un di tsimbldike payklers hobn paykldik gefidlt hobn fidldik gepayklt, hobn zey

Translation

As the Rabbi Elimelekh became very happy became very happy Elimelekh, he took off the tefilin and put on his glasses and sent after the two fiddlers. And the fiddling fiddlers fiddlingly fiddled, fiddlingly fiddled, they did. (x2) And then the Rabbi Elimelk became a bit more happy became a bit more happy Elimelekh, he finished havdalah ceremony with the help of Shames Naftali and sent after the two drummers. And the drumming drummers drummingly drummed drummingly drummed, they did. (x2) And then the Rabbi Elimelekh became totally happy became totally happy Elimelekh, he took off the suit and put on a hat and sent after the two cymbalists. And the cymbaling cymbalists cymballed cymballingly cymballed cymballingly, they did. (x2) And then the Rabbi Elimelekh became totally happy became totally happy Elimelekh, he made a great yawn and said "no more is needed!" and sent the band home. The drunken band of Rabbi Melekh Elieh gave poverty the fig-finger gesture the happy musicians hopped to the ceiling and traded their instruments. The fiddling drummers fiddled cymballingly and liquor-flowed himself with wine The cheerful musicians with bottles under their arms caroused till dawn. And the fiddling drummers cymballingly fiddled drummingly fiddled, they did And the cymballing drummers drummingly fiddled fiddling drummed, they did