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Thread #5468   Message #31383
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
25-Jun-98 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen/Raisins and Almonds
Subject: RE: Rasins and Almonds
I've seen it spelled in transliterated Yiddish as "Rozhinke mit mandeln". I don't know the Yiddish words (but I'd like to); here's an English version. Sorry, no goats in this one!

I was only a tiny sleepyhead.
Mama gently she tucked me into bed,
And sang a song about raisins and almonds
And of sweet years to be.
Just of raisins and almonds--
Oh, this dear memory!
Such a dear memory!

This song (with I forget what words) can be heard in a movie biography of Paul Muni, maybe called Actor. It was made at least twenty years ago with less than the full resources of Hollywood--maybe for public TV?

By the way, Orthodox Judaism is going strong, and the women still sit separately from the men in the temples.