Ich Flee

August 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

TheHappyPrince
The Brothers Nazaroff:
The Happy Prince

Lyrics (pdf)

Ikh fur, ikh fur, ikh loyf in fli / Ikh hob kayn tsayt, ikh hob kayn ri
Ikh veys nit vu, ikh veys nit vi / Ikh hob kayn dortn, nisht kayn hi

Ikh fli, ikh fur fin Novi Dvor / Kayn Baltimor in kayn Shanghay
In fun Sudetn, kayn Manhetn / Durkh Brazilyen, kayn Terkay

In fun Poretshni, Molodetshni / Fur ikh kayn Madagaskar
Fun Moroko iber Krokov / Fli ikh azh kayn Zenzibar

Fun Amur durkh Singapur / Farfur ikh glaykh kayn Montreol
In fin Poltave durkh Libave / Blayb ikh shtekn in Aryol

Dantsig, Bremen, Irak, Yemen / Nagasaki, Port Sayid
Kirinayka, lamtsi drayka, i balalaika / S’furt a yid!

Vu a grenets, vu a hafn / Vu a kritshme bin ikh dort
Makht a vare, makht a vare / Vayle ikh reb yidl for!

.en translation

I travel, I travel, I run and fly / I have no time, I have no rest
I don’t know where, I don’t know how / I have no there, have no here

I fly and travel from Novy Dvor / To Baltimore and to Shanghai
And from Sudeten to Manhattan / Through Brazil to Turkey

And from Parecˇany, Maladzyechna / I travel to Madagascar
From Morocco, via Cracow / I even fly to Zanzibar

From Amur through Singapore / All the way straight to Montreal
From Poltave through Libave / I get stuck in Oryol

Danzig, Bremen, Iraq, Yemen / Nagasaki, Port Said
Cyrenaica, lamtsi draika, and balalaika / A Jew travels!

Where a border, where a harbor / Where a tavern, I am there!
Make way! Make way! / For I, Mr. Jew (dude), am traveling!

Klezmer Supergroup The Brothers Nazaroff Revive “Yiddish Pendant to the Anthology of American Folk Music”

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