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  • Dus keitele

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little chain" from "And we decalre the mighty holiness of this day (Jewish New Year/Rosh Hashanah)." "Bind me, beloved, with a little chain of love (marriage ring). We will be together forever." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Friedsell, Louis - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Ich hob

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "I have." "I have everything I want, without a cent in my pocket. All is mine, property and business, 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. (General). "from Chantshe in America" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Frieden, our boys are coming back

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm | "Peace, our boys are coming back." "The war is over, and the world is at peace. America, my Uncle Sam, your victory has been won. God bless President Wilson and our land." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. Schenker - Meyerowitz, David - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Kamenetzky, Yosef
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Mnucho wsimcho

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Peaceful rest and celebration" from "Diaspora in Russia." Music: folk melody. Lyrics: folk poetry. "Let us celebrate the Sabbath joyfully, though we are beset with Hamans. When will there be peace in this world?" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Die sisse hofenung

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The sweet hope" from "Bridegroom and Bride." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from the opera Choson Kale" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Selections from Mendele the martyr

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | Ness chanuka -- An oischer sol men sein -- Yom seh mchibod. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • Potpourri of selected Hebrew melodies

    sheet music | 20 p. ; 35 cm. | Music: folk melodies. Lyrics: folk poetry. Twelve Jewish dance melodies and Hasidic tunes. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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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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  • 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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  • The Hebrew national hymn: Schomer Israel = Guardian of Israel = Huter Israels

    sheet music | 14 p. ; 35 cm. | Music: folk melody. Lyrics: liturgy. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Kurantmann, Joachim - Szold, Benjamin - Kaempf, S. I. (Saul Isaac)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Wen men ruft dich zurik

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "When you are called back/pass away." "What does man value and seek in this life? Suddenly old, even if rich, one faces the end. Know that you cannot take anything with you into the grave." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Meyerowitz, David - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Scholem aleichem

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "Peace be with you [greetings]") from "The excommunication in the Holy Temple." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from the Opera, Der-Cherem in Beth-Hamikdosh" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Simonovitz, Alex
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • 2 scherelech 2

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Two little sher/square dances." Music: folk melody. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Shaudinsky - Fleishman, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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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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  • The wandering Jew

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | This narrative ballad was especially popular on shipboard among immigrants on their way to this country. "In sorrow and tears, mistreated and hated, chased and abused, always wandering and never welcome. They tell us, you are a Jew, so go away, go far away." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • Dos beigele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The hard biscuit/curved cracknel/bagel" from "Bridegroom and bride." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from the opera Choson Kale" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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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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  • Choson kale mazol tov

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Bridegroom and bride, good luck" from "Little blossom." This tune was extremely popular and passed into general knowledge as a folk song without mention of its author. Mogulesco was a highly versatile and beloved performer who often concluded theatrical presentations with his "signature" song. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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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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  • Eil molei rachmim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Lord, God of mercy" from "The seminary student, or the Jewish Hamlet." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). "from Jeshiwe Bochur, oder der Yiddisher Hamlet" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Friedsell, Louis - Tomashefsky, Boris
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Schemen megt ihr sich

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "You ought to be ashamed of yourself, you honor only money and power." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from The Pride" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Uptown and downtown

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Uptown and downtown (in New York City)." "The rich are uptown with Rockefeller, and the poor are downtown where it's too crowded for any Rockefeller in the tenements." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906

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  • Mutters gebet

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Solomon Smulewitz = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "A mother's prayer." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Mismor le David

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A Psalm of David" from "God, man, and devil, or the Jewish Faust." Psalm 23 is included for this final duet of the dying heroine with a repentent hero (acclaimed performances at the time by Bertha Kalish and David Kessler). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Gott Mensch und Teufel" (General). ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Brody, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • A Yiddishe m'luche

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A Jewish trade/handicraft." "It is the Jewish customary trade to work for all the world. Yet what do these efforts and talents matter, when the Jew is chased from land to land. May the sound of the shofar (ram's horn) awaken the Jewish soul to rebuild Zion." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Brody, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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