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Di mame iz gegangen

Artist: Folklore
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

Di mame iz gegangen in mark arayn nokh koyln, Hot zi mir gebrakht a meydele fun poyln, Oy iz dos a meydele, a sheyns un a fayns, Mit di shvartse eygelekh, ketsele du mayns. Di mame iz gegangen in mark arayn nokh kroyt, Hot zi mir gebrakht a meydele fun boyd. Oy iz dos a meydele, a sheyns un a fayns, Mit di vayse tseyndelekh, ketsele du mayns. Ikh hob gegesn mandlen, ikh hob getrunken vayn, Ikh hob gelibt a meydele, un kon on ir nit zayn. Oy iz dos a meydele, a sheyns un a fayns, Mit di shvartse herelekh, ketsele du mayns.

Translation

Mother went to the market to buy coal, She brought me a maid from Poland, Oh, what a girl, a beauty and so nice, With black eyes, you, my kitten. Mother went to the market to buy a cabbage, She brought me a maid just off a coach, Oh, what a girl, a beauty and so nice, With white teeth, you, my kitten. I ate almonds, I drank wine, I loved a girl, and can't be without her, Oh, what a girl, a beauty and so nice, With dark hair, you, my kitten.