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Re: Corrected version: [yiddish-31] A song by Adrienne Cooper, z"l.

From: claudia d.
Sent on: Monday, December 24, 2012 5:07 PM
I'm up at KlezKamp right now, and tonight the Living Traditions staff is putting on a concert in Adrienne's honor,  She is much missed.,

On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Lee <[address removed]> wrote:




In the Fall of 2010, I went to the Workmen's Circle concert in Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center and heard Adrienne Cooper sing songs from her then-new CD ("Enchanted"). She died just a year ago at 65; her friends and students in the Yiddish cultural and musical communities that she helped build got together to put on a moving memorial concert this past Saturday night. In her honor, many of her friends, among the most prominent singers and musicians in the (secular) klezmer musical world, performed. In addition to their performing the songs she sang and wrote, there was also a performance of her singing from the CD: Bella Schaechter-Gottesman's "Harbst Lid." The entire concert is still available in streaming video from Livestream.

Her 2010 CD can be sampled at  http://www.goldenhorn.com/display.php4?content=records&page=ghp034.html
and it's well worth getting.

One of the many great virtues I remember of Adrienne's masterful performance style was that she quietly offered a concise synopsis in English of the content of her songs before she proceeded to sing them.

L'koved ir ondenk, I'm posting the simple lyrics to the powerful song that was the concert finale,  Adrienne's "Sholem Lid," 'Peace song' (also known as "Peace in the Streets").
The nigun she chose for it was a familiar one for 'sabenu mituvekho' from the shabes amidah -- you have to hear it. I have also heard it sung with 'shabes' instead of 'sholem.'
Any two syllable symbolic Yiddish or Hebrew word of value can be used for additional verses.

IF MY VOICE WERE LOUDER
IF MY BODY STRONGER
I WOULD TEAR THROUGH THE STREETS
CRYING: PEACE, PEACE, PEACE.

    װאָלט איך געהאַט כּח
    װאָלט איך געלאָפֿן אין די גאַסן
    װאָלט איך געשריגן שלום
    שלום,שלום,שלום.

    לו היה לי כּח
    היתּי רצה ברחובֿ
    היתּי צעקתּ שלום
    שלום,שלום,שלום



transliterated Yiddish:
VOLT IKH GEHAT KOYEKH,
VOLT IKH GELOFN IN DI GASN
VOLT IKH GESHRIGN SHOLEM
SHOLEM, SHOLEM SHOLEM

transliterated Hebrew:
LU HAYA LI KOACH
HAYITI RATSA BARECHOV
HAYITI TSOEKET SHALOM.
SHALOM, SHALOM, SHALOM.




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