Oy Dortn, Dortn
Oy dortn dortn ibern vaserl
Oy dortn dortn ibern brik
Fartribn hot men mikh in di vaytene lender
Un benken benk ikh nokh dir tzurik.
O, helf mir, gotenyu, o Got in himl,
O, helf mir, gotenyu, s'iz mir nisht gut,
Shoyn zayt dray yorelekh, vi mir shpiln libe,
Oy oys shpiln di libe konen mir nit.
Oy dayne oygelekh, vi di shvartze karshelekh
Un dayne lipelekh - vi rozeve papir.
Un dayne fingerlekh - vi tint un feder
Un shraybn zolstu ofte briv tzu mir.
Far away across the water,
far away across the bridge,
I have been away to the far-off land,
and I am crying my heart out for you alone.
Help me, God, Great God in Heaven, help me!
We've been playing at love for three years, and we are still at it,
and there's no end to it.
Your eyes are like black cherries. Your lips are like pink paper.
Your fingers are like ink and quill.
Write to me often...
Far away across the water, across the bridge, I have been driven away to th
Added February 5th, 2020