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  • A chant for Sabbath night Jewish folk song

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Kindle the braided taper candle (for the prayers concluding the Sabbath, at Saturday twilight)." "As we recite the blessings to conclude this peaceful Sabbath, let us pray for a good and peaceful week ahead." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Joseph P. Katz Co. - Persin, Max
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • A mutters hertz

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:39 | Vocal (Category). Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Jakov M. Medvedieff - Edward T. King - Louis Friedsell
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915-05-04
  • Song to labor

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "To all men and women everywhere, who toil in honest labor, I sing blessings and praise." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Joseph P. Katz Co. - Weinstock, Joseph - Frug, S. G. (Semen Grigor'Evich)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Lieber Gott

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:03 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - David Medoff - Leroy Shield
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1925-04-23
  • Zurik aheim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Return to home" from "Two engagement contracts (for marriage)." "I want to return home to you, my beloved. I have strayed far away, and pray to see you again. Do not cry, my dear wife." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Tsvey t'noyim" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Small, Solomon - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Men shart gold in America

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "One shuffles/scrapes gold in America" from "The widow." Libretto: Moses Horowitz Performed by Bernard Bernstein, Kalman Juvelier, and Regina Prager. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the play "The Widow" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Albert Teres Co. - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Lebe die freihert

    Musical Theater, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:22 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Jacob Silbert - Edward T. King - King's Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916-07-27
  • Elieser's kinderlied

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Eliezer's children song" from "Sacrificial binding of (biblical)Isaac." (General). "A child is the whole world. To see him at bar mitzvah and then khupah, is the greatest wish." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the opera "Akeidas Jitschok" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Dem rebens nigen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The rabbi's melody" from "Miseries, or troubles from children." "Let us dance and sing happily to the rabbi's sweet melody." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Zores fun kinder" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • A gris fin der alte heim

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:45 | Vocal (Category). Female vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Victor ledgers state, "Regular 12 men." In this time period it is believed to indicate the instrumentation shown. The instrumentation is not confirmed. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Anna Hoffman - Nathaniel Shilkret - Louis J. Cohen - Bennie Zeidman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920-01-19
  • The country girl

    sheet music | 19 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Dos Bissele Erd -- Frauen-Rechte -- As du kennst nit un weist nit, nemt men sich nit unter -- Bist mein krein, mein welt. (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Altman, Hyman - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Tates hit euer heim!

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Fathers, guard/protect your home." "Watch your children, and do not let them roam the streets. They are in danger of accident or crime. Newspaper boys, be especially careful." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co. - Secunda, Sholom - Siegel, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • A din Toire mit Gott

    Religious, Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 12" disc recording. | Duration: 03:47 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading is not permitted. The authorization of rights holders of the recording ...

    • Contributor: Victor - Joseph Winogradoff
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921-05-20
  • When ich sol wider kenen sein a kind

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "If I were able to be a child again." from "The God of love." Libretto: Shlomo Steinberg Performed by Nellie Casman Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the operetta "Der Gott fun libeh" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Louis Gilrod - Kessler's Second Ave. Theater - Gilrod, Louis - Wohl, Herman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Dus zekele mit koilen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little sack with coals." "You could freeze in the winter; but for warmth, having coal is such a pleasure." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Saul Schenker Co. - Shapiro, Reuben - Schwartz, Abe
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Bruder Yisrolik in Zion

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Brother Israelite, or in Zion." "Enough of persecution in exile. Rebuild the land of Zion." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H. - Jonathanson, J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Mismor ledovid

    Musical Theater. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:40 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with viola and orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio ...

    • Contributor: Victor - David Kessler - Joseph Brody - King's Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914-03-06
  • The lonesome mother

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Lonely mother." "Seek not your lost sister, my son. But mother, I must go forth and find her. Now both are gone, and mother is left all alone." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: The Joseph P. Katz Co. - Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix - Halpern, Moshe Leib - Saslavsky, N. L.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • Ellis Island

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Oh Ellis Island, you portal to the free land, how fearful you seem! We've struggled and sacrificed to come to America. We tremble with our great hopes. Now here on this island, at the very threshold and in sight of our goal, we are told to stop and go no further." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Shmendrig

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 31 cm. | Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden (General). Shmendrig's opera -- Romance Rose -- Duett Rose und David -- Rose mit chor -- Breine mit chor -- Die kale heist Paulina. (Content). Violin part only (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Tsvey t'noyim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Two engagement contracts (for marriage)" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Bist mein matonele -- Di Torah is die beste s'chore -- Tsurik aheym. (Content). Violin part only. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Small, Solomon - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • A tremp bistu, geh weiter, geh

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "You are a tramp, go far away" from "Dr. Almasada" Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden "Reingold added more verses suitable for vaudeville performances, updating this favorite song of the immigrants." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the opera "Dr. Almasada" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Reingold, Isaac - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Mazel tov

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "Good luck" from "Too late." Libretto: Moshe Dichter Performed by Malvine Lobel. "Blessings to all, and good luck always." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the operetta "Zu spaet" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Business before pleasure

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky. Performed by Boris Thomashefsky. "In America, you must always tend to the work first, in order to play later." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). "from "The Jewish Yankee Doodle"" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co./Asna Goldberg Music Co. - Friedsell, Louis - Meisel, Herman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Yankeleh

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little Yankel/Jacob." Performed by Jacob P. Adler. "Little Jacob, know our history, and always have faith in trust in God's salvation. Moses led us out of Egyptian slvaery. Here in America, we are free. May this country be blessed, Now there are terrible pogroms in the Old Country. May Japan win its war against Russia!" ...

    • Contributor: Asna Goldberg Music Co. - Freidsell, Louis - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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