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In a hoyz vu men veynt un men lakht (In a House Where People Cry and Laugh)

from In Odess: Yiddish Songs from Warsaw Volume 1 by Mappamundi

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This mysterious song, sung to the Gilded Age favorite "In the Shade of an Old Apple Tree," has two different texts. In one, a man meets a sad prostitute in a house of ill repute. In the other, four people on four floors of a tenement house are playing piano, getting ready for a wedding, tiptoeing around a sickbed, and carrying a corpse out for burial.


The sheet music with transcription and translation also available. See http://yiddishtheatersongs.com or contact jane@mappamundi.com


from In Odess: Yiddish Songs from Warsaw Volume 1, released April 11, 2013
Jane Peppler: vocals
Randy Kloko: vocals
Aviva Enoch: piano


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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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