Singing for Your Bread and Butter

Over on the Yiddish Song of the Week blog, Forverts associate editor Itzik Gottesman discusses the ballad “Az es shtarbt nor up dus ershte vaybele” (“As Soon as the First Wife Dies”), as sung by Lifshe Schaechter Widman.

Back in the blog’s very first post, Gottesman described Schaechter Widman’s life:

Read the whole post and listen to the song here.

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