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GUEST,Gerry Lyr Req: Vu Ahin Zol Ikh Gehn (Korntayer/Strock) (22) RE: Lyr Req: Vu Ahin Zol Ikh Gehn (Korntayer/Strock) 08 Mar 19

I should have mentioned in my last post that it's common in Hebrew and in Yiddish to leave out the vowels. The 22 letters Joe Offer refers to are the consonants. The vowels are dots and lines written underneath the vowels but, as I say, often left out. So knowing the 22 letters isn't sufficient for pronouncing the words. You have to know the vocabulary to know what the vowels are.

There's a recent recording of Vi Ahin Zol Ikh Geyn by Miriam Fuks, on her CD, Ver Bin Ikh, Avanti Classic 5414706 10352. She sings another verse, where the speaker decides that Israel is home, and is the place to go. I don't know who wrote that verse, nor when.

The lyrics are here, with that extra verse, in transliterated Yiddish. Here is that verse. I'll post a translation, if I can find one.

Dort ahin vel ikh geyn tsu mayn land vu s'iz fray
Dort ahin vel ikh geyn boyen vel dir af s'nay
A land vi yidishkayt blit lebn vet dort fray
Der yid yisroel undzer heym
Der yid lebt fray un ayngenem
Dort ahin vel ikh geyn.

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