American Yiddish Penny Songs

American Yiddish Penny Songs : By Morris Rund and Others

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This book was complied from high quality scans of the more than 200 rare Yiddish songsheets (broadsides) from the turn of the 20th century which reside at Hebrew Union College. (Mark Slobin called them "Tenement Songs.") These were beloved theater, variety, parody, and vaudeville songs, some set to American popular melodies of the period. All the songs are written in the Yiddish alphabet. The author's companion blog, http: //, is providing ongoing research, translations, performances and recordings of the songs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 22.1mm | 1,088.62g
  • Yiddish
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508442045
  • 9781508442042
  • 1,675,534

About Jane Peppler

Morris Rund was a street singer in New York in the early years of the 20th century.
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