[Dixielandjazz] Bei Meir Bist Du Schoen

AL LEVY jazz_man at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jul 6 11:59:42 PDT 2004

My original post:
Please answer me directly and I'll respond.
I'll get around to sending the answer to the group after I
get some responses. (I'm taking a poll)
I received about 20 responses. Most of the correct.

o.k. I knew Sammy Cahn and the origins of the song.
The xxx in my post referred to what people asked for and
musicians, singers etc responded to..
The missing word was "German". To a man everyone I asked
thought the song was German. Yiddish never occurred to them.
Most didn't even know what Yiddish was.
I realize all of you are quite hip, but for the isolated lurker,
Yiddish is a spoken language which combines some Hebrew
with the language of your native country. (let's not nit pick)
Russians mix in Russian, Germans mix in German.
In Brooklyn NY I heard it all.
Boyishka, No Good Nick, Schmaltz, Schlep.
Al Capp did a one hour seminar on TV explaining the differences
between schlameel, schlamozzle, schnook, schlep, and so forth.
He drew a cartoon of people in a restaurant. It was hilarious.
P.S. Please forgive some of my terrible spelling and taking
you off track. I was curious. 
Just came out of a diabetic coma and I am having a hard time seeing
and concentrating.

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