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Need help with a translation! "Colorayn"

 
 
altur79
 
Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 12:15 am
Sholom aleychem! Could you prompt me, what does mean word "kolorayn, koloraynen"/"colorayn" perhaps?
The Barry Sisters have a song "Giss-Giss" which opens by this phrase: "Keyt a Idn schein kolorayn". My grand dad translated it to me many years ago, and I remembered he told me that means "beautiful ring of bells". But I found out that bell sounds in a different way in Yiddish...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBlnX7Kx9Zo
A sheynem danke
 
altur79
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2014 07:24 pm
@altur79,
Answer was found thanks to Yiddish community at Facebook.
In fact, the first line of the song is "Geyt a Yid in shenkl arayn..." = "A Jew walks into a pub..."
It turns out to be a Klezmer drinking song ;-)
Az men lebt, derlebt men!
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 28 Oct, 2014 12:49 pm
@altur79,
Quote:
"A Jew walks into a pub..."

Sounds like the start of a joke...
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