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  • Suffragettes

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Ladies for rights/suffragettes" from "The song of love, or song of songs." In its Yiddish lyrics, the song mentions President Taft and advocates women as soldiers, mayors, congressmen, presidents, even as cantors and rabbis! Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from The Song of Love" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • A gut masoldig yohr

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A good lucky year." A song of greeting and blessing on Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Meyerowitz, David - Hornstein, David
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • Borich hobaw

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Blessed be the arrival/welcome" from "Gabriel." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "Comic Song from the Hebrew Opera, Gabriel" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin's Music Store - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1901

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  • The mechuteneste

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The female in-law." Reference is to the familial relationship between mothers of a bride and the groom. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • Die tnoyim and gutte nacht

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The contract of engagement (to marry)" and "Goodnight" from "God's punishment." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from Gotts Schtroff" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • Es is a tanug

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "It's a pleasure" from "Bridegroom and Bride." "Love is bittersweet. But mother, it is a pleasure to be wooed." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from the opera Choson Kale" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Ven ich sol veren president

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "If I were to be president." Satirizing Jewish social clubs was a favorite topic in the Yiddish theater. Song text includes the English words (given in Hebrew/Yiddish characters): constitution, politician, union label, and Yankee. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Lodge President" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • Ask no questions

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Mysell, Hyman - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Funeral march

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Dedicated to Jewish Martyrs" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Dem arbiter's hand

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The worker's hand." "Strengthen the hand of workers everywhere, in mines, farms, construction, factories, all toiling under the yoke of poverty. Men, women, even children and the aged, all enslaved, lift up your heads, and proclaim that there must be fair wages for honest hard labor." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). ...

    • Contributor: S. Goldberg - Davidoff, Jacob - Mesco, Adam - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Akeidas jizchok: Opus 1, Schlaflied & Sarah and Abraham at the altar

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The sacrificial binding of (biblical) Isaac." Schlaflied "Lullaby." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • Unsane toikef

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "And we declare the mighty holiness of this day (Jewish New Year/Rosh Hashanah)." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • Remembrance of Bessarabie

    sheet music | 12 p. ; 35 cm. | Roumanian Thoughts -- Soldier's Song -- The Gypsy -- The Shepherd Song -- The Folk Dance -- Gypsy Camp. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin - Hofman, R. - Weishoff, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Zwei troikes

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Two three-horse carriages, or wagon teams." "Our traditions are like great wagon teams, carrying us forward through all the generations." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "A Russian Melody" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Frug, S. G. (Semen Grigor'Evich) - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • Love's romance

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 34 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin Music Store - Joseffer, H. - Maazel, I.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Von wiegel biss in keiwer

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "From cradle to grave." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from The Song of Love" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Yzias Mizrajum

    sheet music | 24 p. ; 35 cm. | Die Nevioh -- Chasene Huben -- Das Gulis Lied -- Der Stecken -- Zures is kein dange -- Eser makes Chor -- Yzias Mizrajim March. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Men tohr nit

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "One must not." "Enjoy the good years. One should not throw them away, or waste them. Have a good time while you can, but be careful never to shame yourself." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from The Song of Love" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Original kol nidre

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "All vows." Noted as "simplified." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin's Music Store - Weishoff, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • A brivele fun Russland

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter from Russia." A letter arrives from an old mother left behind in Russia. She tells of great hardships there, cruel tsarist edicts, poverty, and pogroms. She blesses her children who are now in free America. Like other popular brivelehs (letter songs) of the time, there is an underlying didactic message: Before it's ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Wedding march

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From "The Inheritance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Yerusche" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Schenkt a neduwe and Wiede

    sheet music | 6 p., 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. | "Make a donation" and "Confessional prayer." These two songs were generally performed at theaters for charity collections to aid victims of pogroms in Russian East Europe. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Dew drops

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin Music Publisher and Importer - Menner, Ernest
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • March from Jehudith die zweite

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Processional" from "The Second Judith." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin's Music Store - Brody, Joseph - Hellman, Abraham
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Bist mein matonele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "You are my little gift" from "Tsvey t'noyim" ("Two engagement contracts, for marriage".) Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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