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  • Notated Music

    Besser is zu bleiben a moid

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Better to remain a maiden/unmarried girl." "One year after marriage, the hopeful maiden becomes a worn-out housewife. She's always at home, cleaning, cooking, with babies. Her husband says those are her duties, and he goes to the theater. Better to have stayed single!" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Reingold, Isaac
    • Date: 1912

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  • Notated Music

    Litwack and Galitzianer

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Litvak (someone from Lithuania/Latvia) and Galician (someone from Galicia, then Austria/Poland)." from "Dos meydel fun vest" ("The girl from the west"). "More in jest than real antagonism, Jews from those two areas of East Europe poked fun at each other for their regional pronunciations of Yiddish, as well as their special food preferences and social ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (anshel)
    • Date: 1912

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  • Notated Music

    Ich hob

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "I have." "I have everything I want, without a cent in my pocket. All is mine, property and business, fine home and clothes. I don't lie; I have it all. Only, it's all in my dreams. Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from Chantshe in America" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Lillian, Isidore
    • Date: 1913

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    Steh auf mein man

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Arise, my man." "Arise, get up my son, and seek a job. Toil from dawn till night like so many others in a factory shop. Hear the machines rumble loudly in your ears, and work fast. Labor for rent and food, while time passes, and the precious years of your life fly by." Source: Heskes, ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Reingold, Isaac - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    A glezele lechaim

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A glass ( a toast) to life" from "Too late." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    Good bye

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From the musical "Ladies first." "When a girl marries, she says goodbye to her parents' household. Their joy mixes with sadness on her wedding day, for now she is leaving their home." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    Shoifar shel moshiach

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Shofar/ram's horn of the Messiah." In Jewish tradition, the Messianic coming is to be heralded by a speical sounding of the ritual musical instrument of Judaism, the shofar. "When Messiah comes, King David will take up his harp to sing the Psalms, and Moses will lead us into the Holy Temple rebuilt. Now, mother Rachel ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Goldfaden, Abraham - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    Kunilemel

    sheet music | 24 p. ; 35 cm. | Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Chasidim chor -- Lied Karoline -- Studenten -- Alle meidlach hoben chasanin -- Duet, Karoinaum max -- Nein dem alten gabai! Nein dem neuen gabai! -- First dem gabai in shil arain -- Chor toidte - und masel tov -- Gesang ensemble -- Finale. (Content). Sheet ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Goldfaden, Abraham - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    As ich ken kein mame nit sein

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Since I cannot be a mother." "My luck is asleep. I cannot have a child, nor have the joys of being a parent and grandparent. There is no remedy for my illness. The sun shines, but not for me." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Shor, A. (anshel)
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    Kinder, kinder

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Children, children" from "Tisza-Eszler (name of a town in Hungary)." In 1882, fifteen Jews were imprisoned, and stood trial in the town of Tisza-Eszla. They were accused of the ritual murder of a local girl who had been missing. She was reported alive in another village, but the Jews of the town had to leave ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Mogulesco, S. (sigmund) - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1913

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  • Notated Music

    A glezele wine

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A glass to life/a toast" from "Tsu shpeyt" ("Too late".) Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music

    Wie lang noch

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "How much longer" from "Die zigeinerin" ("The gypsy woman".) "How much longer will our people languish in oppression and exile?" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music

    Di emese liebe

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "The true love." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). "from The Girl of Yesterday" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Trio Press, Inc - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Picon, Molly

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  • Notated Music

    Damaged goods

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | From th eplay "Weibershe meluche" ("Women's handiwork/trade".) Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music

    Gute nacht

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Goodnight" from the operetta "Weibershe meluche" ("Women's handiwork/trade".) Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis
    • Date: 1914

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  • Notated Music

    A brivele von chosen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "A letter from sweetheart." "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." Issued in 1915 as a song about the soldier families in ...

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Meyerowitz, David - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1915

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  • Notated Music

    Music album of the play, Jewish war brides

    sheet music | 12 p. ; 35 cm. | Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Milchomo kalos -- A Yudisher soldat -- A shtikele broit -- Gam se l'towo good. (Content). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Company - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Gilrod, Louis - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music

    Der yosem'l

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "The little orphan" from "Mazel tov" ("Good luck"). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music

    Moshiach is gekumen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "Messiah has come" from "Mazel tov" ("Good luck"). Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs 1895-1950. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Thomashefsky, Bores
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music

    Funeral march

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Dedicated to Jewish Martyrs" (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1903

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  • Notated Music

    Volach and Sirba

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | From "Album musica Romana." (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hebrew Publishing Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1912

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    Elegy

    sheet music | 6 p. ; 35 cm. | "Respectfully dedicated to the death of Dr. Herzl" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Asna Goldberg Co. - Zunser, Eliakum - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1904

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    Mensch hab kein sorgen

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "as sung by the foremost stars of the Jewish stage: Jacob P. Adler and David Kessler" "The Greatest song-Hit of the season" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Asna Goldberg Co. - Rumshinsky, Joseph - Meyerowitz, David - Small, Solomon
    • Date: 1904

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  • Notated Music

    Bluff! bluff! bluff!

    sheet music | 3 p. ; 35 cm. | "as sung with Great Success by Charles Cohen the popular Vaudeville Artist" Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Violin part. (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Kanapoff, Hyman - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1903

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    Reb Yudel gib gelt

    sheet music | 4 p. ; 35 cm. | "as sung with Great Success by Mrs. Rosa Klug at People's Music Hall, N.Y." Source: Heskes, Irene, Yiddish American Popular Songs, 1895-1950 (General). Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Goldberg - Davidoff, Jacob - Mesco, A. - Rumshinsky, Joseph
    • Date: 1906

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