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Dire-gelt

Artist: Folklore
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

Kumt arayn der struzh, Nemt er arop dos hitl, Un az men tsolt keyn dire-gelt, Hengt er oyf a kvitl. Dire-gelt un oy, oy oy! Dire-gelt un bozhe moy! Dire-gelt un gradovoy! Dire-gelt muz men tsoln! Kumt arayn der balebos, Mit dem grobn shtekn, ‫‬ Un az men git nisht keyn dire-gelt, Shtelt er aroys di betn. Dire-gelt... Farvos zol ikh aykh gebn dire-gelt ‫‬ Az di kikh iz tsebrokhn ? Farvos zol ikh aykh gebn dire-gelt ? Az ikh hob nisht oyf vos tsu kokhn. Dire-gelt...

Translation

The janitor comes in He takes off his hat And as we don't pay the rent He hangs an advice Rent and oh oh oh Rent and oh my god Rent and policeman The rent must be paid! The owner comes in With his big stick And as we don't give him the rent He takes the beds out Rent... Why should I give you a rent When the kitchen is broken Why should I give you a rent When I've got no place to cook Rent...