Sunday, September 10, 2017

Double Trouble by Menasha Skulnik (1964)

Double Trouble by Menasha Skulnick [1890–1970; born in Warsaw, Poland] with Abe Ellstein’s Orchestra. Skulnick, who came to the United States in 1913, was part of two worlds: Yiddish musical comedies at the Second Avenue Theatre and later uptown at Broadway. This song is part of the former, a comedic Yiddish ditty about a man who gets into more trouble than he bargained for, with some English words thrown into the mix, so-called Yinglish. The first line is as follows: Ikh zits mir in mayn buick, un for mir shtil un ruik, You can also view a clip of long-time contributor, Prof. George Jochnowitz, a linguist, sing an excerpt of this funny song, part of an interview with the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project. The interview was conducted on December 15, 2013
Via Youtube & Yiddish Book Center

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