“Mamele, tatele, nat aykh a matone” Performed by Duo Guefilte Fish

Mamele, tatele, nat aykh a matone / Dearest Mom and Dad: Here is a Gift
Also known as “A gut yor!”, words by Shemu’el Tsesler, sung by “Duo Guefilte Fish”

Mamele, tatele,
Nat aykh a matone:
A sheyn leshone-toyvele,
A vuntsh tsu rosh-hashone.

Mommy, daddy,
Here is a gift:
a beautiful Jewish New Year’s card,
a greeting for rosh-hashone.

A gut yor, vintshn mir,
A gliklekh un tsufridn.
Far aykh un yedn gutn fraynd,
un ale, ale yidn.

We wish you a good year,
a joyous and happy one.
For you and every good friend,
and all, all the Jews.

Commentary by Itzik Gottesman

This song from the Argentinian Yiddish children’s writer, Shmu’el Tsesler, is sung by “Duo Guefilte Fish”, which is comprised of Horacio Liberman and Mirtha Zuker from Miramar, on Argentina’s coast south of Buenos Aries. The duo’s website can be found at this link. Thanks to Horacio Liberman for the video. The words in Yiddish can be found in the book Heym un mishpokhe: material far kindergartner by Sara Fischer, Buenos Aires, 1947 (scan below)

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