[Cz-L] Songs from Transnistria

From: David Weiner <dweiner_at_xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:42:57 +0200
To: <czernowitz-l_at_cornell.edu>
Reply-To: David Weiner <dweiner_at_xs4all.nl>

------------------------- Oorspronkelijk bericht -------------------------
Van: "David Weiner" <dweiner_at_xs4all.nl>
Datum: Za, 18 oktober, 2014 11:24
Aan: czernowitz-l_at_cornell.edu

Dear all
A jidish song was written in one of the mails and
I rememberd a song from Transnistria or so I think. The story is as follows:
In the year 1942, I was 10 years old, a new boy from Cernowitz of some 17
years was brought to the "Orfelinat" in Mogilev where I was and he got a
bed near mine.
This boy was sick and he taught me a song that I do not know if it is from
someone else or that he had composed it. I would be interested to know if
someone knows this song.
Wel the only thing I can ad except the song is the fate of this boy.
He had a package of pictures, family and friends which he cherished but
after a quite short time he died and what I found terible was that these
fotos were just trown away. I understand that nobody wanted them but they
could have at least burnt them. Wel so it is and I stil feel bad about
The song in latin letters so it wil be easy to read:

Die mame sie lebt far ihr kind
Far ihm gibt sie awek ihr gesindt
Sie wehnt tug en nacht mit ein grois gewein
Dos Got sol ihr helfen naches noch zu zeein
Dus kind wakst en werd shoin a lat
Aber die mame zie shtarbt for der zeit
Dus kind wakst en mitchit zich oif der groisen welt
Es is bitter as a mame felt.

Mamuniu, mamuniu, liube main
Ewig shtandik zolst die bei mir zain
Wail gebensht fon Got
Is der wus hot
A taire liebe mamuniu

Mama ich hob zu dier a shale, wus leb ich oif der welt
Host die mich nisht gekent farsamen
eider ich hob mich oif meine fis geshtelt
Damals hob ich nisht gewist
Weil ich bin gewesen klein
Haint hob ich nisht wus maine oigen zeein
Zeei ich plug zich liebe mama
Em keiner helft mir nisht
Men jugt mich un men plugt mich mama
Men zapt fon mir dus blit
Eider dem numen iusem zu heren
Is beser nisht geboiren zu werden
Wail fersholten is der numen imedim

Nisht einmul mama oi fiel ich noit
Nisht einmul mama winsh ich oi mir deim toit
Nisht einmul liebe miter
Werd mir oif dem hartzen biter
Nisht einmul benk ich dus ich leeb noch oif der welt

Als ich zeei a lewaie trugen
Loif ich nuch geshwind
Uberhoipt lieb ich zu jugen
Als men trugt%

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