Jewish Immigration to America

Mayn yingele (My little boy)

Title

Mayn yingele (My little boy)

Date

March 6, 1948

Subject

Yiddish folk songs
YIddish poetry
Sweatshops
Immigrants, American Jewish

Description

Yiddish song based on an 1887 poem by Morris Rosenfeld about how a father barely knows his own child because of the many hours he spends slaving away in a sweatshop.

I always find him asleep
I only see him at night
Work drives me out early
And lets me return home late

..One day you'll wake up, my child
But I won't be here anymore...
Sung by Wolf Younin. Recorded by Ruth Rubin, New York

Creator

Morris Rosenfeld
Wolf Younin

Source

Ruth Rubin Archive

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

MP3

Language

Yiddish

Type

Vinyl Recording

Identifier

YIVO Sound Recordings - 4

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Citation

Morris Rosenfeld and Wolf Younin, “Mayn yingele (My little boy) ,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, https://immigrationusa.yivo.org/items/show/6341.
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