Wholesale Klezmer Band
Zingn far sholem, Tantsn far freyd
Sing for Peace, Dance for Joy
Oyfgekumener Productions, OYF006 CD
Brian Bender: trombone
Owen Davidson: accordions
Peggy Davis: flute
Richie Davis: percussion
Yosl (Joe) Kurland: vocals, violin
Michael Suter: bass viol
Sherry Mayrent: music director, clarinets
Shpil-zhe mir a lidele in yidish (Play Me a Song in Yiddish)
Words: verses 1 & 3, by Yoysef Kotliar (1908-1962), verse 2, unknown.
Edited by Yosl Kurland.
Music by Henech Kon (1898-1972)
| Shpil-zhe mir a lidele in Yidish
Shpil-zhe mir a lidele in Yidish,
Dervekn zol es freyd un nisht keyn khidesh,
Az ale mentshn groys un kleyn zoln kenen dos farshteyn,
Fun moyl tsu moyl dos lidele zol geyn.
A lidele on ziftsn un on trern,
Shpil azoy az ale zoln hern,
Az ale zoln zen ikh leb un zingen ken,
Shtarker nokh un shener vi geven.
Khor: Shpil, Shpil, klezmerl shpil,
Veyst dokh vos ikh meyn un vos ikh vil.
Shpil, shpil, shpil a lidele far mir,
Shpil a nigndl mit hartz un mit gefil.
Play Me A Song in Yiddish
Play me a song in Yiddish,
A happy song with no surprises,
So everyone will understand,
So people both big and small will understand, And pass it from person to person.
A song without sighs or tears,
Play loud for everyone to hear,
So everyone can see that Iím still alive and can still sing,
Stronger and better than before.
Chorus: Play, play, klezmer play,
Surely you know what I mean and what I want,
Play, play a little song for me,
Play a little tune with heart and with feeling.