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Rumenia, Rumenia

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Link to “Rumenia, Rumenia” lyrics

Lyrics to “Rumenia, Rumenia”

Ekh, Rumania, Rumania,…(6x)
Geven amol a land a zise a sheyne.

Ekh, Rumania, Rumania…(6x)
Geven amol a land a zise a fayne.

Dort tzu voynen is a fargenign.
Vos dos hartz glust dir, dos kenstu krign.
A mammeligele, a pastramele,
a karnatsele, un a glezele vayn, aha!

(FASTER)
In Rumania iz dokh git,
Funken dayges veyst men nit;
Vayn trinkt men iberal,
me farbayst mit kashtaval.

(chorus)
Hay, digi digi dam, digi digi digi dam;
Hay, digi digi dam, digi digi dam.

In Rumania iz dokh git,
Funken zorgn veyst men nit;
Vayn trinkt men iberal,
me farbayst a kastravet.

(chorus)
Hay, digi digi dam,….etc.

(FASTER)
Oy vey g’vald, ikh ver meshige,
‘kh lib nor brinze, mamelige,
‘kh tantz un frey zikh biz der stelye,
ven ikh es a patlozhele.

Dzing-ma, tay tidl di dam, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye, besser ken nit zayn,
ay, a fargenign iz Rumenish vayn.

Di Rumener trinken vayn un esn mamalige.
Ver es kusht zayb eygn vayb, o yenner iz meshuge.

Dzing-ma, tay tidl di dam, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….etc.

(FASTER)
Yokum purkon min shemaye,
shteyt un kusht di kekhne, Khaye,
ongeton in alte shkrabes,
makht a kugl l’koved Shabbes

Zetz, tay tdl di da, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….. etc.

Zis es iz tzu kush a moid,
ven zi iz nokh zekhtzn.
Ober, ven du kisht an alte moid,
heybt zi on tzu krekhtzn!

Zetz, tay tdl di da, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….. etc.

Oh, Romania….
It was a sweet, beautiful land

Oh, Romania…
It was a sweet, fine land

To live there is a joy.
What your heart desires, you can have.
A mammelige (cornmeal porridge), a pastrami,
a spiced meatball, and a glass of wine, aha!

In Romania it’s good,
Noone has any  –??– ;
People drink wine everywhere,
Dessert is roasted chestnuts.

In Romania it’s good,
Noone has any worries;
People dring wine everywhere,
Dessert is –??–.

Oy, vey, catastrophe, I’m going nuts,
I only like  –??–, mamaligas,
I dance and cavort until dawn,
when I eat an eggplant.

Ah, it is a pleasure, it can’t be better than this.
ah, what a joy Romanian wine is.

The Romanians drink wine and eat mameligas.
He who kisses his own wife is crazy.

Yokum the bashful tinker
stands and kisses the cook, Khaya,
>From old scrapings, she makes a Sabbath pudding. [inspired by this]

sweet to kiss a girl
when she is just sixteen.
But when you kiss an old woman
she starts to moan (complain).

On Sat, 13 Apr 1996, Cantor Neil Schwartz wrote:

> In article <316DECF0(dot)2F26 (at) poweron(dot)com>, jgleich (at)
> poweron(dot)com wrote:
>
> > Oh Romania, Romania, Romania Romania…..
> >
> > Im looking for the YIDDISH words for this song..
> >
> > Email me? — Nu?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Jonathan
> >
> > \\__o<
>
> You need to obtain a wonderful book called “Great Songs of the Yiddish
> Theater”
> ed. by Norman Warembud in 1975 for the Quadrangle / New York Times Book Co.
>
> “Rumania, Rumania” by Aaron Lebedeff is found on pp. 175-181, in the original
> arrangement (but modern typography).
>
> This valuable book is available thru Tara Publications   1-800-TARA-400
> http://www.jewishmusic.com/tara/
>
> —
> Cantor Neil Schwartz
>
> schwartz (at) enter(dot)net

Another Translation with English Next to the Yiddish

Rumania, Rumania
(Aaron Lebedeff)
  Ekh, Rumania, Rumania,…(6x)
Geven amol a land a zise a sheyne.

Ekh, Rumania, Rumania…(6x)
Geven amol a land a zise a fayne.

Dort tzu voynen is a fargenign.
Vos dos hartz glust dir, dos kenstu krign.
A mammeligele, a pastramele,
a karnatsele, un a glezele vayn, aha!

(FASTER)
In Rumania iz dokh git,
Funken dayges veyst men nit;
Vayn trinkt men iberal,
me farbayst mit kashtaval.

(chorus)
Hay, digi digi dam, digi digi digi dam;
Hay, digi digi dam, digi digi dam.

In Rumania iz dokh git,
Funken zorgn veyst men nit;
Vayn trinkt men iberal,
me farbayst a kastravet.

(chorus)
Hay, digi digi dam,….etc.

(FASTER)
Oy vey g’vald, ikh ver meshige,
‘kh lib nor brinze, mamelige,
‘kh tantz un frey zikh biz der stelye,
ven ikh es a patlozhele.

Dzing-ma, tay tidl di dam, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye, besser ken nit zayn,
ay, a fargenign iz Rumenish vayn.

Di Rumener trinken vayn un esn mamalige.
Ver es kusht zayb eygn vayb, o yenner iz meshuge.

Dzing-ma, tay tidl di dam, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….etc.

(FASTER)
Yokum purkon min shemaye,
shteyt un kusht di kekhne, Khaye,
ongeton in alte shkrabes,
makht a kugl l’koved Shabbes

Zetz, tay tdl di da, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….. etc.

Zis es iz tzu kush a moid,
ven zi iz nokh zekhtzn.
Ober, ven du kisht an alte moid,
heybt zi on tzu krekhtzn!

Zetz, tay tdl di da, (4x)

Ay, s’iz a mekhaye,….. etc.
>

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