An Immigrants' Song
Solomon Smulewitz (Small)
and Joseph M. Rumshisky.
"Zei Gebensht Du Freie Land"
[Long Live the Land of the Free].
New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1911
African & Middle Eastern Division
Copyright deposit, 1911 (52.5)
"Land of the Free," a comic song but unabashedly
patriotic, delivers impassioned lyrics that describe the hope
and fierce loyalty many immigrants felt for America. The lyrics
read: "Every Jew must express his loyalty to the Land of Freedom
with all his being/Once settled he will surely appreciate a Land
which gives him full and equal rights/ Yes! Yes!/ So become a
citizen, take out the required papers/ Oy, Oy/ Become an in-law
of Uncle Sam/ Cast your vote/ It gives you great power/ Then none
can cause you hurt/ The world will esteem the Jew/ Defend the