[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--"and solemn are the heavens/ And the earth is sleeping...

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Sun Apr 26 17:44:35 EDT 2009

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April 26, 2009-04-26
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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:08:13 -0400
From: Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff at verizon.net>

I am trying to track down the source of a song for which, in English, the 
lyrics are:

and solemn are the heavens,
And the earth is sleeping in a pale-blue light.
Then why am I so troubled and so heartsick
Do I still hope or do I feel regret?
Do I still hope or do I feel regret?

The original is, I am told, a Yiddish folk song.  I'm hoping to learn the 
exact title and anything else which is known about this song.
Kind regards,

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC.

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