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Thread #5154   Message #3139672
Posted By: GUEST,3:4
21-Apr-11 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: My Yiddishe Momme (Yellen, Pollack)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Tune Req: My Yiddishe Momme (Yellen, Pollack)
would anyone have the tabs or chords to the Tom Jones or even Tom Jones/john Farnham version of this beautiful piece of the song..My Mother has been singing this song for over forty years and we have probably encountered one jazz quartet that actually managed to hit it right..Now I'm learning it because My Mom turns 70 in a few weeks and it would be a very fitting tribute to actually manage to sing it back to her after forty years of her singing it to me..the chords above to the tucker version have done nothing more than to boggle my mind...any takers?

My Yiddishe Mame, I miss her more than ever now.
My Yiddishe Mame, I'd love to kiss her wrinkled brow.
I long to hold her close once more as in days gone by
And ask her to forgive me for things I did that made her cry.
How few were her pleasures; she never cared for fashion's styles.
Her jewels and treasures, she found them in her baby's smiles.
Oh, I know that I owe what I am today
To that dear little lady so old and so grey;
To that wonderful Yiddishe Mame,
Mame mine.