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  • Notated Music

    Er hat gelacht

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 = Smulewitz, Solomon (as given on item) (Source Note). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Meyer Levin's Music Store - Small, Solomon - Weishoff, Henry
    • Date: 1903

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  • Notated Music

    Seder nacht

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Shmulevitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "The seder (Passover festive ritual meal) night, children's song." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "Children's Song" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Friedsell, Louis - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1904

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    The deserter

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | Shmulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). A Russian ukase in 1827 initiated forced conscription of Jewish male children into the army, where they had to serve for twenty-five years, removed from any family contacts. This was not seen as patriotic duty, but rather as a form of anti-Semitic abuse. Most immigrants knew ...

    • Contributor: S. Goldberg - Friedsell, Louis - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Eishes c'hail

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A woman of valor/virtue" from "King of the scroungers/beggars." Adaptation of a traditional Friday evening hymn, sung in tribute ot the wife/mother of the household. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from King of the Schnorrers" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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  • Notated Music

    Licht bentschen

    sheet music | 6 p ; 35 cm. | "Kindling and blessing of the Sabbath candles" from "King of the scroungers/beggars." Yiddish theatricals frequently featured religious rituals and Jewish holidays. Such performances served for audiences as a vicarious observance of Jewish traditiions. Many people had to work late on Fridays and all day on Saturdays, and so could not celebrate the Jewish Sabbath as ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Brody, Joseph - Kamenetzky, Jacob - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Tanzt brueder tanzt

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Dance brothers, dance" from the play "After the ball." 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
    • Date: 1905

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    Wedding march

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From "The Inheritance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Yerusche" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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    Die leiden fun a frau

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The suffering of a woman" from "The Inheritance." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Yerusche" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1905

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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
    • Date: 1906

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    Die frau is a held

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The woman is heroic" from "The Jew in the times of Sabiesky." "She does so much for others. Men may rule the world, but there can be no greater heroism, nor valor, than that of a woman." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1906

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    Der talles

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The prayer shawl" from "The Jew in the times of Sabiesky." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Der Yud in Sabiesky's Zeiten" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1906

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    Das emese Yidishe harz

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The true Jewish heart; it's not in outward appearances, but in the soul, in true faith and love of God" from "The quiet/secret wedding." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Die Stille Chasune" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1906

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    Das emese Yidishe harz

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The true Jewish heart; it's not in outward appearances, but in the soul, in true faith and love God." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: London Hebrew Publishing Comp. Mazin & Co. Ltd - Russotto, S. - Small, Solomon

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    Gottes mishpotim

    sheet music | 8 p. ; 35 cm. | "God's laws/commandments." Three songs: "Die shulosh regolim" ("The three festivals (Sukkoth or Tabernacles; Pesakh or Passover; Shevuoth or Pentecost)"); "Gib uns Zion, unser land" ("Give us Zion, our land"); and "Romance." 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 - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1907

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    A brivele der mame

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter to mother." Of all the many songs about letters, mailed or unsent, this one achieved the greatest popularity. It tells of a mother left alone in the Old Country, who waits for letters that never come. Her son in America receives a final letter telling of her death. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish ...

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1907

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  • Notated Music

    Die kinder von goles

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The children of exile/diaspora" from "The eternal Jew." "Have compassion for the persecuted victims of pogroms. They are all orphans, children of exile." 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
    • Date: 1907

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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
    • Date: 1908

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    Weyiten l'cho

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "And it shall be given unto you" from "Nathan, the wiseman." "Remember, God's children, the biblical blessings of spiritual sustenance in adversity, and of Jerusalem and Zion." 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 - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1909

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    Bar mitzvah march

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little Psalm book." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Smulewitz, Solomon = Small, Solomon, 1868-1943 (Statement Of Responsibility). "from Das Thilemel" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Date: 1909

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    A mother's prayer

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 33 cm. | "Almighty God, protect my children from all troubles and any harm. May they be safe from the tsar's cruelty." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Small, Jacob Lionel - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Date: 1911

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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.
    • Date: 1912

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    A brivele fun Russland

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "A little letter from Russia." A letter arrives from an old mother left behind in Russia. She tells of great hardships there, cruel tsarist edicts, poverty, and pogroms. She blesses her children who are now in free America. Like other popular brivelehs (letter songs) of the time, there is an underlying didactic message: Before it's ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Small, Solomon - Russotto, H.
    • Date: 1912

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    Bist mein matonele

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "You are my little gift" from "Tsvey t'noyim" ("Two engagement contracts, for marriage".) Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Perlmutter, Arnold - Wohl, Herman - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1912

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    Der erster chaver

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The first/best friend." "It's true that life ends in the grave, but when you lose your first friend (your mother), the world is darkened." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1913

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    Die heiligste momenten

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The holiest moments." "With great piety, Jews rise and proclaim the eternal words of our affirmation of faith Sh'ma Yisroel (Hear Oh Israel)." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Theodore Lohr - Small, Solomon - Kamenetzky, Jacob
    • Date: 1913

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