Dem milshteyns faygn (The Millstone's Figs)

from Ikh bin busy! (I'm busy​!​) by Jane Peppler

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I wrote these Yiddish lyrics and set them to the melody of a very old German folksong


I live in constant sorrow. How have I deserved this?
Because my lover is untrue, must I suffer patiently?


from Ikh bin busy! (I'm busy​!​), released May 28, 2018
Keyboard: Roger Lynn Spears


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Mappamundi Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Folk music band plays "More-or-less traditional music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Previous Millennium." Vocals, lots of instruments, specializing in Eastern European music (Balkan, Slavic, Russian, Polish); Jewish music in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino; Celtic, British Isles and early American / Colonial music. And swing. ... more

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