Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • 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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  • Bist mein kroin mein welt

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "You are my crown, my world" from "The country girl" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Performed by Bernard Bernstein and Bessie Thomashefsky Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Dos dorfs meydel" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Russland's freiheit's lied

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Russia's freedom song." "A narrative ballad expressing idealistic hopes for an end to tsarist oppression, and for the coming of a new era of peace, freedom, and prosperity in Russia." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Rosenfeld, Morris
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Az Got will shist a beshim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "If God wills, a broom shoots." from "Bridegroom and Bride" Libretto: Sigmund Mogulesco. "Anything can happen, and all things are possible, but only with God's help." 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) - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Besser is zu bleiben a moid

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Better to remain a maiden/unmarried girl" "One year after marriage, the hopeful maiden becomes a worn-out housewife. She's always at home, cleaning, cooking, with babies. Her husband says those are her duties, and goes to the theater. Better to have stayed single!" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Reingold, Isaac
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Washington, Lincoln und Moishe Rabeiny and Arein geganen sich aus gedreit

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "Washington, Lincoln and (biblical) Moses our rabbi" and "Gone in turned around, and going out backward" Libretto: B. Kovner. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). from the musical play "Yente Telebende." (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis - Lillian, Isidore
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Die sherele

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little sher, or square dance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • Cheisheck

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Desire/zeal" from "The girl from the west." Performed by Dora Weissman. "Zeal, overwhelming desire, makes young men grey. It can lead one to the electric chair. It got a famous man named White shot dead by a jealous husband. Don't let it overcome you. Have control when desire or lust tries to overwhelm you." Source: ...

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

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  • Shtoist sich on

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Be wise and persevere/press onward" from "The essence of being a Jew" Libretto: Moses Seiffert. Performed by Bessie Thomashefsky. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Dos pinteleh Yud" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Gilrod, Louis - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Hamavdil

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Prayer for the conclusion of the Sabbath day (at nightfall)" "May the holiness oand healing of the Sabbath remain with us throughout the coming week." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • A brivele dem taten

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter to father." "Mother has died in lonlieness and poverty. Write a letter to father, and send money for him to come to America. Alas, father is too il to be admitted here. He is permitted to see his son at the gate of Ellis Island, and then will be sent back to ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Small, Solomon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Auf'n pripetchok

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "By the fireside/at the hearth." Performed by Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Warshawski, Mark
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • A brivele fun der heim [A briwele fun der heim]

    sheet music | 10 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter from home." "Left behind in a little town, lonely impoverished parents wait for news from their child who emigrated to America. Soon, a letter arrives here reporting that they have perished in a pogrom, and that the town has been destroyed." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H. - Doctor, Rubin
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • Der rotzeach

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The murderer." "Race alone into a darkness where cold winds blows like the shrieking of the dead. Murderer, though protecting yourself, you have taken another human life, and can never cleanse your soul of the sorrow and guilt." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Menshele meinst du west wibig leben

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little man, do you think you will live forever" from "The essence of being a Jew." Libertto: Moses Seiffert Performed by Rose Zuckerberg. "Be mindful of life's end, and don't be a fool. Let good deeds and noble works be your legacy. A good name is the best memorial when you are laid to rest." ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Thomashefsky, Bores - Gilrod, Louis - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Halt es aich

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Control yourself" from "Eternal light" Libretto: Anshel Schorr. "Despite tribulations, have self control, and bear your burdens." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Ner Tomid" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Zubrochene fiedele

    sheet music | 75 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Performed by Samuel Rosenstein, Leon Blank, Miss Manne and Mr. Rubin, Miss Greenfield and Mr. Medoff, and Dora Weissman. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Gan Eden blum -- Intermezzo -- Harem march -- Das weise ziegele -- A gerus fun der heim -- A liebendes herz -- Das ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores - Lillian, Isidore
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • Jeshiwe bocher

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "The seminary student, or the Jewish Hamlet" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky (General). Eil Mole Rachmim -- Kaddish. (Content). Those two songs were performed as the soliloquy of young Vigdor, the Jewish Hamlet, in mourning for his father who had been chief rabbi of the community. (General). Sung by Boris Thomashefsky. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Steh auf mein man

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cn. | "Arise, my man." " Arise, get up my son, and seek a job. Toil from dawn yill night life so many others in a factory shop. Hear the machines rumble loudly in youre ars, and work fast. Labor for rent and food, while time passes, and the precious years of your life fly by." Source: ...

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

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  • Das boimele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little tree" "Our ancestors planted a tree of truth and knowledge. It then bloomed and bore sweet fruit, the Ten Commandments and Torah/Holy Writ. We nestled, like birds amoung broad leaves, within out Jewish traditions. Over the ages, though storms have beat against the great tree, it has remained steadfast, and ever with us ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Goldfaden, Abraham
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Die elende kinder

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "The forlorn/lonely children." "Pity the bereft and wretched orphans. Send them help and give them hope." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Ich hob

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "I have" from "Chantshe in America" Libretto: Nahum Rackow Performed by Sam Kestin "I have everything I want, without a cent in my pocket. All is mine, property and busness, fine home and clothes. I don't lie; I have it all. Only, it's all in my dreams." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 ...

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

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  • Flaker, feierl, flaker!

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Flicker little fire, flicker, or shepherd's chorus" from "Shulamith [heroine's name]." Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the opera "Shulamith" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Jerusalem

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Jerusalem, you are my heart and sould, and never will be forgotten." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Friedsell, Louis - Meyerowitz, David
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • Menschele krich nit zu hoich

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little man, don't creep too high." "Don't push too hard, or aspire too high. What does all the striving avail you, but only to wear out your health and fade your youth. Better to travel life as it takes you, and not to struggle against the tide." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 ...

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

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