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Set by Louis Friedsel to the song "Company" from a show called "The Yiddish Yankee Doodle." The girl is very pleased with herself but is annoyed that folks keep bothering her...


I'm a very beautiful girl, I'm simply splendid.
Boys go crazy when they look at me.
Old men smile, too, when they see me.
I'm always being pestered, what can you do. I ask you!

What do people have against me?
They run after me everywhere, in the shops, in the streets.
What do people have against me?
Quit looking for me, stop creeping after me, what have you got against me?

A boarder wanted us to take him into our house.
I have endless troubles, gevald, how can one stand it?
I'm sleeping in my room, I hear some walking.
I take a look: it's the boarder, he's standing by my bed!

What do people have against me?
Mister Boarder, I ask: Why??
My granny is asleep in the other room.
What do people have against me?
He wants a kiss, that's all.
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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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