Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Fun wiegel bis in keiwer

    sheet music | 4 p., 12 x 9 | "From candle to grave" from "The song of love" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky "I have lived eighty years, and how fast time has flown. Yet, I still remember my mother's lullabies. Vanity, all vanity. Short is the journey form the cradle to the grave. Life is no more than a dream." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American ...

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

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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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  • Die musinkes shlof lied

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Lullaby for the youngest child." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Solomon Schenker Co. - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Fraun fraun

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Women, women, or what every maiden must know." from "Motl the shoemaker." Libretto: Shlomo Steinberg. "Oh women, if only we men could understand you." Performed by Sam Lahnfeld. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the musical "Mot'l der shister" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Louis Gilrod and David Meyerowitz - Max Gabel's Theater - Meyerowitz, David - Gilrod, Louis - Kortchmaroff, Max
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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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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  • Mnucho wsimcho

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

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

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  • A child's prayer

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Zalman Libin "God, hear a child's prayer, and help my parents to enter America at Ellis Island. Let God's angels speed us to freedom." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the drama "Ellis Island" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Albert Teres Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Der bituchen zu Gott

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 31 cm. | "The faith/trust in God" from "The power of passion" Libretto: Zalman Libin "Only a steadfast belief in Almighty God will sustain you with strngth and hope, throughout your life." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the drama "Das macht fun ladenshaft" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Joseph Brody - Kessler's Second Avenue Theater - Brody, Joseph - Friedsell, Louis - Gilrod, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Kabed es ovicko

    Ethnic Music. sound recording | 1 10" disc recording. | Duration: 03:08 | Vocal (Category). Male vocal solo, with orchestra (Description). Digitized at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation. This recording is protected by state copyright laws in the United States. The Library of Congress has obtained a license from rights holders to offer it as streamed audio only. Downloading ...

    • Contributor: Victor - William Robyn - Nathaniel Shilkret - Sholom Secunda
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1923-03-21
  • America

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "America" from "The Neighbors." Libretto: Zalman (Solomon Israel)Libin. Performed by Jacob P. Adler. "Hurray for America, land of the free. Someone who came from Odessa could run for Congress." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). from "The Neighbors" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co. - Brody, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel) - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Jewish war brides

    sheet music | 18 p ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky and Isidore Lillian Performed by Leon Blank Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Milchume kalles -- Der Yidisher soldat -- A stikele broit -- Gam ze l'toivo. (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Solomon Schenker Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores - Gilrod, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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  • In 100 yohr arim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "In one hundred years from now" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky. "One hundred years from now, people will be able to play to London and be back on the same day. I'll fly to France for lunch, Berlin for a matinee, and then on to Turkey for the night. By then, a penny will buy the world, ...

    • Contributor: Albert Teres Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Meyerowitz, David
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • The shepherd song

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden. "This is a long narrative ballad, presenting the allegory of God as a sheperd, and the people of Israel as His flock." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the opera "Bar Kochba" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Men tohr nit

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "One must not" from "The song of love" Libretto: Boris Thomashefsky "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 operetta "Dos lid der libeh" (General). ...

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

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  • Weh dir kind von armuth

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Woe to you, child of poverty" from "Chantshe in America" Libretto: Nahum Rackow Performed by Bessie Thomashefsky "Slave of need, you must labor for bread from childood to death. All your life is a struggle to survive, a battle against poverty." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Chantshe in ...

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

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  • Auf jener seit

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "On the other side, or after death." Libretto: Jacob Gordin Performed by Jennie Goldstein. "You will not live forever. Therefore, it is much better to do good deeds and to leave a fine reputation, than to store up money which you cannot take along with you into the grave." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular ...

    • Contributor: Asna Goldberg Music Co. - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • O, these beautiful eyes

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Beauty is found in your shining bright eyes." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "My Sweet Girl" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1913

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  • Klog von Zion's techter

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Lament of Zion's daughters" from "Bar Kochba." Libretto: Abraham Goldfaden. "God, hear our cries. We are the widows and orphans of Zion. Let our people rise up once again." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the opera "Bar Kochba" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Oi is schlecht

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "The Jewish Heart." Libretto: Joseph Lateiner Performed by David Kessler. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From "Dos Yiddishe hehrts" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr Co. - Brody, Joseph - Small, Solomon - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund) - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • If I were to possess the king's treasures

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "I am richer than the king, because I have you my child, my sleeping baby. You will be a scholar, pious and good, a saintly person, worth more than all the king's treasures." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Joseph P. Katz Co. - Persin, Max
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Der zurik geshickter immigrant

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

    • Contributor: Solomon Schenker Co. - Silberstein, A. (Alex) - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Die fartribene yisoimele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The dispossessed/expelled orphan." "Far away from home, from wife, from parents, and friends, he is soon to be laid unknown in a cold grave. God, have pity on the sorrowing hearts of such a grieving fmaily." Song inspired by the dedication of a monument at Arlington Cemetery for the unknown soldier of World War I. ...

    • Contributor: Morris Karlinsky - Karlinsky, Morris
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1921

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  • Chantshe in America

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: Nahum Rackow "What a lady is Chantshe. They laughed at her, but now she is admired. She's a suffragette, and is for women's rights and independence." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). From the operetta "Chantshe in America" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • A tenzel noch der goldener yoich ; A tenzel mit der mameniu

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little dance after the golden chicken soup ." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Second title in violin part only (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • King Solomon's song of songs

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Song of Songs" from "The Widow." Libretto: Moses Horowitz Performed by Bernard Bernstein, Kalman Juvelier, and Regina Prager. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the Play "The Widow" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Albert Teres Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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