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In an orem shtibele

Artist: Moyshe Korman
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First posted by: yidlid.org

Transliteration

in an orem shtibele, ovnttsayt baym koymen, shpint a libe muter dort, farn kind irs troymen. zingt zi im a lidele, patsht er mit di hentlekh, zingt dos gantse shtibele, zingen mit di ventlekh. patshe, patshe, kikhelekh, oytserl, mayn sheyner, tate t'koyfn shikhelekh, zunele, mayn kleyner. tate t'koyfn shikhelekh, mame t'shtrikn zeklekh, tate t'koyfn ferdelekh, mame t'onton gleklekh. ot azoy in shtibele, hersht i glik, i freyd, zayt bay zayt mit oremkeyt, voynt dort a ganeydn. hekher iz di libe dort, hekher iber ales; shtarker iz di libe dort, shtarker vi der dales.

Translation

In a poor little house, In the evening, by the fireplace, A loving mother spins Dreams for her child. She sings him a song, He claps his little hands, The whole house sings, The walls sing along. Clap, clap, my darling, My treasure, my beautiful, Daddy will buy you shoes, My sonny, my little one. Daddy will buy you shoes, Mummy will knit you socks, Daddy will buy little horses, Mummy will put bells on them. Thus in the little house, Reign joy and happiness, Side by side with poverty, Lives there a paradise. Higher is the love there, Higher than everything, Stronger is the love there, Stronger than poverty.