The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5154   Message #854812
Posted By: Genie
28-Dec-02 - 10:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: My Yiddishe Momme (Yellen, Pollack)
Subject: RE: My Yiddishe Momma
Either Sophie Tucker or Jan Peerce, murray. I understand when he sang the song there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

The lyrics I know are slightly different: (Italics added)

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 who's young, yet gray;
To that wonderful Yiddishe Mame,
Ma-a-a-a-a-a-me mine.

If someone like Masato doesn't beat me to it, I'll post the Yiddish lyrics later.