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Lyrics - Yitskhok Leybush Peretz

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Entele, Entele, Entele.
Farvos geystu nisht grad?
Un dos Entl, Entl zogt:
Vayl ikh bin nisht keyn soldat!
Kh’bin an Entl, kh’bin an Entel,
Un gey mir vi di bobe Yentl
Aher - ahin gevaklt zikh
In di sheyne royte shikh!

Little Duck, Entele, Entele,
Why are you walking askance?
And the little duck says
“Because I am not a soldier
I’m a little duck, a little duck
and I walk like grandma Yentl,
There and back, I rock side to side,
In beautiful red shoes”.

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from Baym Taykh - By the River, released August 20, 2006

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Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) was born in Tomsk, Russia. Now an internationally renowned singer, she brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl up to date with passion and haunting soul. Her singing, based on traditional forms, is deeply rooted in east European Jewish and Russian folk. Growing up in Tatarstan placed her close to Islamic ornamentation, which can be heard in her unique vocal style ... more

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