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  • Mir gefelt asa meidel wie du

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "I'd like a girl just like you." "That's what he tells me, but I tell him that I would not like a boy just like him." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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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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  • The queen of Sheba

    sheet music | 8 p ; 35 cm. | "Queen of Sheba." Libretto: Moses Horowitz. Performed by Mr. Ginsberg and Miss Shapiro. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Shlof balet -- March de Malke Shvo -- Shlome hameilachs zavoe -- Giter Brider nisht gechapt -- Men vet dir kein sach nit mit geben in keiver arein. (Content). Violin part only. (General). ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Brody, Joseph - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • Men shart gold in America

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "One shuffles/scrapes gold in America" 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. - Wohl, Herman - Perlmutter, Arnold - Shor, A. (Anshel)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1908

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  • Tates hit euer heim!

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Fathers, guard/protect your home." "Watch your children, and do not let them roam the streets. They are in danger of accident or crime. Newspaper boys, be especially careful." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co. - Secunda, Sholom - Siegel, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Ellis Island

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Oh Ellis Island, you portal to the free land, how fearful you seem! We've struggled and sacrificed to come to America. We tremble with our great hopes. Now here on this island, at the very threshold and in sight of our goal, we are told to stop and go no further." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • A gerus fin der mame

    sheet music | 3 p. ; 35 cm. | "A greeting from mother." "A letter arrived from the Old Country. Woe to you, neglectful child, your mother pined away. Worried and abandoned, she has died." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Solomon Schenker Co. - Motzan, Otto - Gilrod, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1911

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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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  • A sigh from Zion

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

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co. - Manishor, J. - Weissman, Chayim
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1912

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  • Der schwerd fin blut und treiren

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The sword of blood and tears." "God, look down upon this earth, and bring an end to bloodshed and suggering. Comfort all the grieving parents and lonley orphans of this war." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: The Star Music Publishing Co. - Spector, Nathan L. - Chramoy, David
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915

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  • Yankeleh

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | "Little Yankel/Jacob." Performed by Jacob P. Adler. "Little Jacob, know our history, and always have faith in trust in God's salvation. Moses led us out of Egyptian slvaery. Here in America, we are free. May this country be blessed, Now there are terrible pogroms in the Old Country. May Japan win its war against Russia!" ...

    • Contributor: Asna Goldberg Music Co. - Freidsell, Louis - Friedsell, Louis
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904

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  • Mensh, o mensh

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Man, oh man" from "A year after the wedding" Performed by Leon Blank, Rosa Karp, and Samuel Rosenstein. "Man, you are a slave to nature, but love will strengthen you." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From the operetta "A yohr nach der chassene" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr Co. - Friedsell, Louis - Small, Solomon
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Akeidas Izchok

    sheet music | 52 p. ; 35 cm. | Kor, mir aled Acrum's kinder -- Kuplet fun Lot, Elieze, un Ishmael -- Kor -- Avrum un kor -- Avrum fantasie -- Avrum un Sarah -- Avrum un wanderer -- Sarah, engel un Kor -- Damen Chorus -- Zila un damen -- Kor, alter mener -- Kuplet Lot, trink lid un tants -- Zila un ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Russotto, H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1898

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  • The living orphans

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The lively orphans." Libretto: Isidore Solotarefsky "Woe to you alone in the world. No one knows your pain. You are an orphan." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). First entry for composer/lyricist Shlomo Secunda. (General). From the operetta "Die lebedige yesoimim" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Samuel Goldberg Co. - Secunda, Sholom
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Milchomo

    sheet music | 3 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). Violin part. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Dos pekel

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "The parcel, or bundle." from "The girl from Lemberg (town in East Europe)" "All the world is orpanized and packed into parcels. The rich have a bundle of gold, and the poor a package of sorrows. Everyone carries his own bundle, in joy and sadness. No matter what that bundle holds, we bear it throughout ...

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

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  • Die Yudishe nation

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The Jewish nation" from "Hone, sweet home" (General). Libretto: A. Schwartzberg. (General). "For the Jewish people, religion is the treasure which sustains and nourishes. Honor the Torah, our beloved Holy Writ, and cherish all of the Jewish traditions." (General). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Heskes Number 543 (General). From the drama ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Mesco, A.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914

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  • Hepet mechitonim; Korohod; Gute nacht

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Step lively, bridal parents," "Slavic double circle dance," and "Good night." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). For violin (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Groom and bride

    sheet music | 10 p. ; 35 cm. | "Bridegroom and bride." Libretto: Sigmund Mogulesco. Performed by Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Die baitch -- Tainig -- As Gott will schist a besem -- Die sisse hofenung -- Aneinu byom zoroseinu -- Dos beigele. (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Friedsell, Louis - Mogulesco, S. (Sigmund)
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1907

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  • Uptown, downtown

    sheet music | 12 p. ; 35 cm. | Libretto: S. Kornblith Performed by Dora Weissman, Sam Kesten, Dave Medoff, Miss Greenfield. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. Uptown, downtown -- Fifty-fifty -- Mein weib kumt bald arein -- Shabos. (Content). Heskes number 721 Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • A mensch soll men sein [A mensh zol men zein]

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "One should be a decent, respectable person." Operetta also called "Abraham Hashkenazi." Libretto: Anshel Schorr Performed by Bernard Bernstein, Kalman Juvelier, and Regina Prager. "'Despite all, one must behave properly. Be a responsible human being." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). From play of the same title. (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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  • 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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  • The rabbi's melody

    sheet music | 5 p. ; 35 cm. | Two songs: Our dear rabbi and The new time/modern era "Sing a spiritual melody in honor of the rabbi." "In America, it is a new era, the time for freedom, equality, and love." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Joseph M. Rumshisky - Edelstein's Second Ave. Theater - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Hornstein, Samuel
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Jerusalem

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Jerusalem, you are my heart and sould, and never will be forgotten." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

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

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  • Yankel boila

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "Yankel boyla, or children of nature." Libretto: Leon Korbin. Tshiti mili -- Pustish me na mamo -- De ti! Chodish. (Content). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. Heskes number 716 Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Kessler's Second Ave. Theater - Kessler, David - Brody, Joseph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1917

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