L'chaim js testvirek
L'chaim jo' testve'rek, igyatok velem
A hazigazda e'ljen soka'ig.
Adjon a Jo' I"n nektek e's neku"nk
Ege'szse'get fejto"l boka'ig.
A Jo' I"n segi'tsen, hogy a Messia's jo"jjo"n.
Jaj, csak segi'tene szapora'n.
Akkor leszu"nk mi majd nagy urak,
Folyik a bor aka'r a patak.
L'chaim jo' testve'rek, vigan egyut e'lnek,
L'shono ha-bo biYrushalayim.
L'chaim good brothers, drink with me
May the proprietor of this establishment live long
May G"d give You and us
Salubrity from head to ankle.
May G"d help the Messiah's coming
If only He helped us prolifically.
Then we shall live like lords,
Wine will run like streams
L'chaim good brothers, let us rejoice together
Next year in Jerusalem !
Todays Munkachevo in Ukraine belonged to Hungary known as Munkacs (Munkach) before WWII. There was a famous yeshivah. The songs was collected from a former student(bocher) of the yeshivah. The town of Mukachevo, Ukraine was known as Munkacs (Munkatch) Hungary bef
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Added July 7th, 2003