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  • Das shaifele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little sheep/lamb" from "Di Yiddishe kroyn" ("The Jewish crown"). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Teres Music Dealer and Publisher - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Altman, Hyman
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Rachmono d'one

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | From Cantor Sirota's concert repertoire. Lyrics: liturgy. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Low, Leo
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • A trip through Romania

    sheet music | 16 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin Music Store - Weishoff, Henry
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Die goldene hochzeit

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The wedding anniversary" from the operetta with the same name. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis - Tomashefsky, Boris
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Isrulik kim a heim

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little Israel, come home." At the age of sixteen, as editor and arranger for the Theodore Lohr Co., Jacob Kamenetzky (later known as Jack Kammen) began his prolific musical career. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • Der yosem'l

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little orphan" from "Mazel tov" ("Good luck"). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • Litwack and Galitzianer

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Litvak (someone from Lithuania/Latvia) and Galician (someone from Galicia, then Austria/Poland)." from "Dos meydel fun vest" ("The girl from the west"). "More in jest than real antagonism, Jews from those two areas of East Europe poked fun at each other for their regional pronunciations of Yiddish, as well as their special food preferences and social ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Die elteren's trehren

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The tears of old folks/parents." "Parents care for a child and dry his tears, until he is grown and leaves home. Then lonely parents wait for letters, and their tears go unnoticed. When parents have troubles from children, there is no comfort in the whole world." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). ...

    • Contributor: Solomon Schenker Co. - Altman, Hyman - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Das siderel

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little prayer book." This was the first of many collaborative works by the unique musical twin brothers Jacob and Joseph Kamenetzky (changed to "Kammen"); subsequently, they formed their own publishing house, known as the J. and J. Kammen Co. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Kamenetzky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • The second wife, volume I

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Der Kadish -- Avi yesomim (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Blank, Leon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Die New Yorker trehren

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The New Yorker's tears." "In New York, one is often in peril. There are unlucky things here. The city is full of robberies, murders, accidents, poverty, hunger, illness, unemployment, and homelessness. Overflowing are the tears of the city people." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. Goldberg - Altman, Hyman - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • Emunoh is theuer

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Faith is precious." "Keep your faith from birth to death. Honor the Ten Commandments and the Torah/Holy Writ." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from The Polish Jew" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1910

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  • Das boimele

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little tree." This is a narrative allegorical ballad. "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 among broad leaves, within our Jewish traditions. Over the ages, though, storms have beat against the great tree, it has ...

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

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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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  • Oi di meidelach

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Oh, the girls" from "Liovke molodietz" ("Liovka [male name], fine fellow/handsome youth".) "They are such troubles, but oh such joys." This was the first leading role in America of Aaron Lebedeff, for whom Slavic roles and costumes were particular favorites. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Lebedeff, Aaron - Shumsky, Oscar
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1920

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  • Polonaise

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr Co. - Adler, Simon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1896

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  • Kol nidre

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "All vows." Music: liturgical chant. Lyrics: liturgy. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • Milchomo

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "War." "There is a terrible war in Europe, and so many there are suffering." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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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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  • Nit mehr wi a goldener cholem

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "No more than a golden dream." "Everyone wants to live on, but life ends for all. Everything is like a sweet moment, and then it's over." Adaptation of verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes (Bible). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Meyerowitz, David - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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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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  • 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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  • My Jewish girl

    sheet music | 4 p. | From the operetta "His Jewish girl." This song has continued to be popularly performed into current times. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Metro Music Co. - Secunda, Sholom - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1927

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  • Eishes chail

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Woman of valor" from "A Year after marriage." "A fine woman can brighten your life. She is the luckiest of gifts for a man." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis - Small, Solomon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Chanson Russe

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

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Smith, Sydney - Svet, Mandel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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