Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong

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University of Illinois Press, 1979 - Music - 558 pages
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With notes and annotations that give insight into the larger story of the Jewish experience, this is a study of Yiddish folksongs of several types in both Yiddish and English.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Mark Slobin
9
Guide to Transliterated Texts
15
At the Cradle
29
tt The Childrens World
44
in Love and Courtship
69
Marriage
97
Customs and Beliefs
128
Merriment
159
Of Literary Origin
250
Poverty Toil and Struggle
278
xtt Out of the Shadows
310
xtti To America
342
To Zion
368
Soviet Yiddish Folk Song
399
RECRUITMENT WORK COLLECTIVE FARMS SONGS
423
xvn FolksongA Universal Language
462

vtt Dancing Songs
182
Historical and Topical
199
Chasidic Melody and Songs
230
Appendix I
485
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