Yiddish Curiosities: a library of wonderful but forgotten Yiddish songs from the late 1920s and after (includes Polish Jewish Cabaret). Have a listen!

1. Link to list of posts on this site
2. Link to songs for sale
3. Click here for our music videos of Yiddish songs with English subtitles (mainly post-1925)
4. List of the still lost songs. Do you know any of them?
5. Warszawa zumerkurs song links


Monday, January 21, 2013

Yosl, Yosl - Nellie Casman's famous Yiddish theater song

Nellie Casman (right, in Khazndl / The Little Cantor) and her husband Samuel Steinberg wrote this famous song (which is also called Yossel, Yossel or Yosel, Yosel). She sang it in Warsaw between the wars in a show called Khazndl (probably A Khazndl oyf Shabes). It's in the repertoire of most Yiddish singers to this very day. On Youtube you can hear Nellie Casman sing Yossel Yossel

It's a song of obsession. Zhelonek did not, for some reason (maybe lack of space), print the second verse in which the singer admits that, although she's gotten married to a very handsome guy with oodles of money, she still lusts after Yosl. I put the second verse on the sheet music.

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home