Voices of a People: The Story of Yiddish Folksong

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - 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
13
Prologue
17
At the Cradle
29
The Childrens World
44
Love and Courtship
69
Marriage
97
Customs and Beliefs
128
Merriment
159
Poverty Toil and Struggle
278
Out of the Shadows
310
To America
342
To Zion
368
Soviet Yiddish Folk Song
399
RECRUITMENT work COLLECTIVE FARMS SONGS
423
FolksongA Universal Language
462
Appendix I
485

Dancing Songs
182
Historical and Topical
199
Chasidic Melody and Songs
230
Of Literary Origin
250
Map of the Pale of Settlement
523
General Index
533
Song Index
549
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