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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)
Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion

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Steven Chang-Lin Yu
Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion   Tuesday, May 4, 2004 (2:12 p.m.) 

Does anyone have the lyrics (along with a translation also if possible) to the song on the Schindler's List soundtrack: "Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion " ? Post em here if ya got em please. That would be great! Thanks!

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Re: Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion   Wednesday, May 26, 2004 (5:39 a.m.) 

Oyfn Pripetshik --

It is a famous childern folk song in Yiddish, and is one of my fav Jewish folk song!!!

On the hearth a little fire is burning,
And it is hot in the house,
And the rebbe is teaching the little children.
The Aleph Bet.

Study, children, with great interest,
That is what I tell you;
He who'll know his lessons first,
Will get a banner for a prize. (Refrain)

When you get older, children,
You will understand that this alphabet
Contains the tears and the weeping
of our people.
(Refrain)

When you grow weary, children
And burdened with exile,
You will find comfort and strength
within this Jewish alphabet. (Refrain) Refrain:
See now children, remember dear ones,
What you've learned here;
repeat it again and again
Aleph with kametz is "o"!

The yiddish text (But i think is more Hebrew, as most of the Yiddish use roman character to spell the word, but I might be wrong) can be find here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/songs/pripetshek/

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Re: Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion   Wednesday, March 1, 2006 (9:43 p.m.) 

> Oyfn Pripetshik --
Shalom....wow honestly I have been wondering what the words meant in English as to what the song meant.....saw the movie when I was 15 and what a phenomenal show....I loved this song and am happy I now know what it means....Thank you!
> It is a famous childern folk song in Yiddish, and is one of my fav Jewish
> folk song!!!

> On the hearth a little fire is burning,
And it is hot in the house,
>
And the rebbe is teaching the little children.
The Aleph Bet.

> Study, children, with great interest,
That is what I tell you;
He
> who'll know his lessons first,
Will get a banner for a prize.
> (Refrain)

> When you get older, children,
You will understand that this alphabet
>
Contains the tears and the weeping
of our people.
(Refrain)

> When you grow weary, children
And burdened with exile,
You will
> find comfort and strength
within this Jewish alphabet. (Refrain)
> Refrain:
See now children, remember dear ones,
What you've learned
> here;
repeat it again and again
Aleph with kametz is
> "o"!

> The yiddish text (But i think is more Hebrew, as most of the Yiddish use
> roman character to spell the word, but I might be wrong) can be find here:

> http://www.ibiblio.org/yiddish/songs/pripetshek/


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