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Thread #90399   Message #4038395
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
08-Mar-20 - 08:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Pick a Bale of Cotton
Subject: RE: Origins: Pick a Bale of Cotton
Way upthread, 19 Jun 07 - 08:33 AM a guest wrote,

-There is a Hebrew song sung by Jewish people on the Sabbath
-that is the exact tune of "Pick a Bale of Cotton".

There may be such a song; I've never heard one, but there are a great many Hebrew songs sung on the Sabbath, and undoubtedly a great many that I have never heard. But I think the guest may have been referring to a song for the Jewish holiday of Purim (which, coincidentally, begins here in a few hours from now), which consists of a repetition, to the tune of Pick a Bale, of a Talmudic phrase to the effect that the month of Adar brings joy.