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Re: Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetshok And Nacht Aktion
• Posted by: Erin   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at 9:43 p.m.
• IP Address: d209-89-226-205.abhsia.telus.net
• In Response to: Re: Schindler's List lyrics to: Oyf'n Pripetsh... (Steven Chang-Lin Yu)

> 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:

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




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