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- Vos vilstu, vos vilstu?
A shnayder far a man?
- A shnayder far a man vil ikh nisht,
Keyn shnayders tokhter bin ikh nisht.

Zits ikh mir afn shteyn
Un kuk arop un veyn:
Ale meydlekh hobn khassene
Un ikh blayb aleyn

- A shuster…?

- A klezmer…?

- A klezmer far a man vil ikh yo
Az klezmers tokhter bin ikh yo.

Zits ikh mir afn shteyn
Kuk arop un lakh:
Ale meydlekh hobn khassene
Un ikh mit zey glaykh!


What do you want?
A tailor for a husband?
I don’t want a tailor for a husband
Because I’m not a tailor’s daughter

I sit on a stone, look down and cry
All young girls have a fiancé
And I am all alone

What do you want?
A shoemaker for a husband?

I sit on a stone…

What do you want?
A klezmer for a husband?
Yes I want a klezmer for my husband
Because I’m a klezmer’s daughter!

I sit on a stone, look down and laugh
All girls have a fiancé
And I am just like them!

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

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Polina Shepherd Brighton, UK

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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