Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Yiddish Lyrics Question

Asya writes:
In my fieldwork, I came across a lyric sheet with an unattributed Yiddish translation of Abie Rotenberg's "The Place Where I Belong" from the Journeys, Volume 1 album. It begins thus:

Toyre hakdoyshe, azoy ikh heys
Ikh bin geshribn gevorn in yor tov resh hey
Durkh yankele der soyfer an oyved hashem
Dos gantse khiyus nor geleygt in dem.

Does anybody know where this translation comes from? Is it on a recording anywhere? Wikipedia says that Rotenberg has collaborated with Mordechai ben David, Avraham Fried, Yehuda Schechter, and Yaakov Shwekey, but I could not find the song on any of their albums.

It is possible that the translation was done by a Hasidic woman and has never been recorded, but I want to make sure I can't find it somewhere before assuming this.
Anyone have any info about this?