Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Yiddishe Momme

For some reason, the old song "My Yiddishe Momme" came to mind, and I had to look it up. It was written in 1925 (or thereabouts) by Jack Yellen and Lew Pollack, and made famous by Sophie Tucker. This version is by Yossele Rosenblatt (1882-1933), renowned Ukranian master of Jewish cantorial singing.

And since I can't find a print translation of the song in English, here is Leo Fuld (1912-1997), the King of Yiddish Songs, singing it in English and Yiddish.

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