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Jane Peppler & pianist Roger Lynn Spears - Mr Malekh haMoves ikh bin busy (Mr Angel of Death, I'm Busy)

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

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Written by Nellie Casman in 1923 or so


First verse translation:
I've written lots of songs, tunes and lyrics both
I've sung for Jews and gentiles
The world has my songs on records and in print
I certainly didn't deserve thanks like this!
It happened while I was unbelievably busy
That's when the Angel of Death heard it straight from me:
I'm too busy, I'm also too busy to die
When death comes around, I tell him: Don't bother me!


from Ikh bin busy! (I'm busy​!​), released May 28, 2018


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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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