Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Oi! s'is mir wohl, oi! s'is mir gut

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Oh I am well, Oh, things are good for me" form "The essence of being a Jew.:" Libretto: Moses Seiffert Performed by Bernard Bernstein. "I know how difficult it can be, and yet I am glad to be a Jew." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Dos pinteleh Yud" ...

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

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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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  • 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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  • Ov horachmon

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Merciful Father (God)" from "The Polish Jew" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Performed by Rosa Karp. "I pray, as a cantor would, for my people. Hear, oh Lord, our cries, and ease all the pain and suffering in this world. Evildoers have turned day in to bloody night. Save us, Father of Mercy." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish ...

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

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  • Sol a mol shoin sholem sain

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Let there be peace soon." "Let there be peace everywhere and for everyone; no more suffering and hatred." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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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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  • Shma Yisroel

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Hear, oh Israel." from "The lady cantor." Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky "Almighty God, this wandering Jew prays for the whole world. Grant salvation and peace to all of mankind." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the operetta "Di khazinte" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • A brivele fun Rusland

    sheet music | 10 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter from Russia." "Before it's too late, help your parents to emigrate and join you here, or at least send back some money to help support them." 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: 1912

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  • Das thilemel

    sheet music | 3 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little book of psalms/psalter" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Violin part (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Mesco, A. - Davidoff, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Mazel tov

    sheet music | 35 p. ; 35 cm. | "Good luck." Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Performed by Louis Fried, Peter Grad, Kalman Juvelier, Regina Prager, Dora Siegel, Rosa Zuckerberg, and four other unidentified photos. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Der babes yerushe -- Masel tov -- Der yosim'l -- Men shokelt sich -- Moshiach is gekumen. (Content). Single and collected editions. ...

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

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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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  • My America

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

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H. - Rosenfeld, Morris
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • A chaver in leben

    sheet music | 7 p. ; 35 cm. | "A friend in life, or a lifelong companion." Performed by William Schwartz "I am forty years old, and still a bachelor. What good is money if I am alone. I seek a loving companion, a good wife for life." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Koenig Ahasverus

    sheet music | 29 p. ; 35 cm. | "King Ahasuerus" Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Gebet-lied in schul -- Konigen Esther's bitte -- Esther's forderung beim konig - Chohr sternenseher - Sternensaher solo -- Kuplet waisoso -- Konigin erzahlt ihre abstammung -- Duett Mordechai und Esther. (Content). Incomplete piano and violin parts (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Das pintele Yud

    sheet music | 20 p. ; 35 cm. | Das Pintele Yud -- Bar-Mitzvah march -- Yisrolik in sein eigen land -- Seit klug un shtoist sich on -- Menshele meinst du west eibig leben -- Oi! S'is mir wohl, Oi! S'is mir gut -- Three Cheers for Yankee Doodle. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Ich bin geven gross

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "I was great" Libretto: Moses Horowitz Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the opera "King Solomon" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Russotto, H. - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • A gut masoldig yohr

    sheet music | 7 p. ; 35 cm. | "A good lucky year." Performed by William Schwartz. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. Heskes Number 605 Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • A Yiddishe troike

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A Jewish trio: penitence, prayer, and charity." Performed by Yossele Rosenblatt. "Like a strong three-horse-drawn sled in deep wintry snow, three great virtues will get one through life's struggles: repentance, piety, and good deeds." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Frug, S. G. (Semen Grigor'Evich)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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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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  • Menshen fresser

    sheet music | 7 p. ; 35 cm. | "Maneater (tuberculosis)" "This song affords a graphic description of the dreaded disease, which was then prevalent among the immigrant population in crowded New York City tenaments." "Such a sickness eats at our lungs, and takes away all one's strength. How hard it is to work and to take care of our families. And then this ...

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

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  • Long live the land of the free

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Be blessed, you free land.""Uncle Sam, sweet heaven of freedom of us the opressed. Fly the American banner high for the land of opportunity and justice. Long live the land of the free!" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • David's violin

    sheet music | 18 p. ; 35 cm. | Das Kriegele -- Die vier chasidim -- Coupet Noiach -- Dor holech w'dor bo. (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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  • A brivele con chosen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A letter from the bridegroom." "A soldier is parted from his bride, and goes off to war. She tearfully asks him to send letters, until God brings him safely back to her. Alas, she reads his last letter. He has died in battle, a hero." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Meyerowitz, David
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • Die chasinte

    sheet music | 32 p. ; 31 cm. | "The lady cantor." Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Riwkele un Yankele -- Kabeid es owicho -- Sholoim aleichem -- Oh, Bianka -- Rochele -- In erez Isroel -- Chad gadyo -- Shma Isroel. (Content). Heskes number 798 Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores - Lillian, Isidore
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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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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