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Traditional klezmer song

Tsen Brider

Dm Dray brider zenen mir geblibn,


Tsen brider zenen mir gevezn, Hobn mir gehandlt mit blay.
Gm Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn,
Hobn mir gehandlt in vayn. Zenen mir geblibn tsvay.
C7
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, Tsvay brider zenen mir gevezn,
F A7 Hobn mir gehandlt mit bayner.
Zenen mir geblibn nayn. Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn,
Nayn brider zenen mir gevezn, Bin ikh mir geblibn nor nokh ayner.
Hobn mir gehandlt in frakht. Ayn brider bin ikh mir geblibn,
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, Handl ikh mit likht.
Zenen mir geblibn akht. Shtarbn tor ikh yedn tog
Vayl tsu esn hob ikh nisht.
Dm F
Yidl mitn fidl, Gedalye mitn bas
A7 Dm
Shpil-zhe mir a lidl oyfn mitn gas.
Dm F
Ay ay ay ay ay, ay ay ay ay ay
A7 Dm
Shpil-zhe mir a lidl oyfn mitn gas.

(C) Dm...
Akht brider zenen mir gevezn, TRANSLATION FROM YIDDISH
Hobn mir gehandlt mit ribn. We were ten brothers, we dealt in wine.
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, One of us died, nine of us remained.
Zenen mir geblibn zibn. We were nine brothers, we dealt in freight.
Zibn brider zenen mir gevezn, One of us died, eight of us remained.
Hobn mir gehandlt mit gebeks. Yidl with your fiddle,
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, Gedalye with your bas
Zenen mir geblibn zeks. Play a little tune for me
In the middle of the street.
Yidl mitn fidl,... We were eight brothers, we dealt in beets.
One of us died, seven of us remained.
Zeks brider zenen mir gevezn, We were seven brothers, we dealt in baked goods.
Hobn mir gehandlt mit shtrimp. One of us died six of us remained.
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, We were six brothers, we dealt in hose.
Zenen mir geblibn finf. One of us died, five of us remained.
Finf brider zenen mir gevezn, We were five brothers, we dealt in beer.
Hobn mir gehandlt mit bir. One of us died, four of us remained.
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, We were four brothers, we dealt in tea.
Zenen mir geblibn fir. One of us died, three of us remained.
We were three brothers, we dealt in lead.
Yidl mitn fidl,... One of us died, two of us remained.
We were two brothers, we dealt in bones.
Fir brider zenen mir gevezn, One of us died, I am left alone.
Hobn mir gehandlt mit tay. I remain the only brother, I deal in candles.
Ayner iz fun undz geshtorbn, I die every day because I have nothing to eat.
Zenen mir geblibn dray.

Marco Tabilio - marcotabilio.jimdo.com update 04.05.2016