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Friday, July 30, 2021

Kinder yorn - Louis Gilrod's Yiddish version of "Those Good Old Country Days"

Today's song is from the file entitled "duds." The original song is by George W. Meyer, words by Alfred Bryan, and it was, I'm guessing, never very popular, as there are no versions of it preserved in the online collections, only this ugly cover.

You can hear the song at youtube, recorded in 1908 by Harry Tally: In Those Good Old Country Days.
Here is the Yiddish version, written without a bit of irony, just as sappy as the original, which is a disappointment coming from Louis Gilrod. Click for a larger view:

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