Shtey Shoyn Af, Tokhter Mayn Getraye (Wake Up, My Dear Daughter)

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lyrics

Oy shtey shoyn af tokhter mayn getraye,
Dayne lipelekh zenen dir farshmakht.
Shtey shoyn af tokhter mayn getraye,
Dayn kave zi shteyt shoyn fartik gemakht.

Oy mame, oy miter,
Vos toyg mir mayn leybn af der velt?
Az dem vos ikh hob lib ken ikh nit nemen,
Mit vemen vel ikh opfirn mayn velt?

Oy, dayne bekelekh hobn geblit vi di royte epelekh,
Far ayn glik hob ikh mir dus forgeshtelt.
Haynt, az di bist arayn tsu dem merder in di hent aran.
Oy af eybik hot er farimert dir dayn velt.

TRANSLATION:
O wake up my dear daughter,
Your lips are so pale;
Wake up my dear daughter,
Your coffee is waiting for you, already made.

O mama, o mother,
What good is my life in the world?
If I cannot take the one I love.
With whom shall I spend my life?

O your cheeks were blooming like the red apples,
I imagined this meant happiness.
Now, that you have fallen into that murderer‘s hands,
He has forever saddened your world.

credits

from Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs, released November 27, 2013
Inna Barmash (vocals), Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch (clarinet/bass clarinet), Shoko Nagai (piano/accordion), Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin (viola/fadolin)
Recorded at Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, engineered by Michael Brorby
Mixed and mastered by Don Godwin. Artwork by Irina Sheynfeld. Photography by Mark Gurevich.

The recording project is made possible through a grant by the BluePrint Fellowship project of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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Inna Barmash New York, New York

NY-based folk singer of Yiddish, Russian and other Eastern European languages and rootsy new American music. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Inna is the vocalist of the gypsy party band Romashka, the chamber folk ensemble Ljova & the Kontraband and a new project, Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs. ... more

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