Marry a Yiddisher Boy (1911)
Last updated: 16.10.17
Composer: G. Botsford Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet T/T/T/B/GB(B)/V(OT)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 405
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Length: approx. 3 mins. Optional vocals (tenor) Words by Seymour Brown:
Marry a Yiddisher Boy is the plea made by a GYB (good Yiddish boy), a buttonhole finisher in a steady position- now that's a boring job for you! - to a flighty compatriot who has a penchant for gadding about all night dancing with Irish lads. His jealousy provokes fisticuffs with his rival suitor as well as all and sundry at the dance hall and results in his arrest and being driven away in a police wagon. The song title is his last despairing plea to be heard from the departing vehicle.
In preparing this adaptation for recorder quintet, the editor is exceedingly grateful to Peter Persoff for kindly providing access to his materials.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
Marry a Yiddisher Boy was published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York & Detroit, USA.