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Mayn vayb kumt fun Zakopane (My Wife's Coming Back from Vacation)

from Lebedik Yankel: Yiddish Songs from Warsaw Vol. 2 by Jane Peppler and friends

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A man laments his wife's return from her vacation in Zakopane, a resort in southern Poland. Zhelonek wrote: "sing to the tune of Yoshke fort avek." There are quite a few versions of the Yoshke, a man who must go into the army (priziv) and leaving his sweetheart behind. I used two of the tunes. Supposedly this song, from Vilna, references a gangster who was drafted when the Russo-Japanese War broke out in 1904, to the delight of all his former neighbors.


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from Lebedik Yankel: Yiddish Songs from Warsaw Vol. 2, released September 12, 2013


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