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Thread #81174   Message #1484522
Posted By: John M.
13-May-05 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: 'You, You Sons of Moses' Anti-Semitic
Subject: Lyr Add: 'You, You Sons of Moses' Anti-Semitic
Hello everyone,

If you are easily offended, please STOP READING.   This thread is for mature audiences only.  Please don't post "dreadful song" or "worst song written" as you are not helping. 

Below is a traditional song titled: "You, You Sons of Moses"  (recording)


              1.  Do you know this song? 
              2.  If yes, when and where did you learn it?
              3.  Would you be willing to sing it for folklore purposes over the phone?


Any help is appreciated.

Sincerely,

John Mehlberg
john@mehlberg.com
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YOU, YOU SONS OF MOSES  (recording)

You, you sons of Moses
With your crooked noses
Fight, fight, fight for Palestine

Onward, onward, out against the foe
Eating Kosher pickles as they go

You, you sons of Moses
With your crooked noses
Fight, fight, fight for Palestine

[spoken]  Go camel jockeys!


Notes: This is text is transcribed from the singing of Jim S. a 62 year old white male.  It was recorded on 2 April 2005 at Indiana University.  He says he learned this from a Jewish childhood friend at the age of 12.   I played this recording for the folklorists at IU and Adam Zolkover a graduate student at IU said he had heard this at a Jewish camp.  The title is provided by me from the first line.