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1. Az der rebe Elimeylekh Iz gevorn zeyer freylekh Iz gevorn zeyer freylekh, Elimeylekh, Hot er oyzgeton di briln, un ot ongeton di tfiln Un geshikt nokh di fidlers di tzvey. Un di fidldike fidlers Hobn fidldik gefidlt, Hobn fidldik gefidlt, hobn zey 2. Az der rebe Elimeylekh Iz gevorn nokh mer freylekh Iz gevorn nokh mer freylekh, Elimeylekh, Hott er opgemakht havdole Mitn shames reb Naftole Un geshikt nokh di payklers di tzvey Un di paykldike payklers Hobn paykldik gepayklt, Hobn paykldik gepayklt, hobn zey 3. Az der rebe Elimeylekh Iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh Iz gevorn gor shtark freylekh, Elimeylekh, Hot er oyzgeton dos kitl Un ot ongeton dos hitl Un geshikt nokh di tzimblers di tzvey Un di tzmbldike tzimblers Hobn tzimbldik getzimblt, Hobn tzimbldik getzimblt, hobn zey 4. Un az der rebe elimeylekh Iz gevorn shiker-freylekh Hot er opgedavnt neeleh Mit a hartsediker tfile Un geshikt nokh di klezmer di tsvey Un az di fidldike paykler hobn tsimbldik gefidlt Hobn paykldik getsimblt hobn zey Un di tsimbldike paykler Hobn paykldik gefidlt Hobn fidldik gepayklt Hobn zey!
1. When the Rabbi Elimeylekh became very cheery He took off his pylacteries and put on his glasses And sent for his two fiddlers did the fiddley fiddle did fiddley fiddle, did they 2. And when the Rabbi Elimeylekh became even cheerer He celebrated Havdale with reb Naftole and sent for his two drummers. 3. When the Rabbi Elimeylekh became very very cheery He took off his robe and put on his cap and sent for his two cymbalists 4. And when the Rabbi Elimeylekh became very very drunk He finished off the service with a soulful prayer And he sent for his musicians (klezmorim) And the fiddling drummers, cymbalishly fiddled Drummingly cymballed, did they And the cymbal-like drummers drummingly fiddled and fiddlingly drummed, did they!
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