New York; Metro Music, 1927. Item #33261
Original wraps. 4to. 5 pages. 31 cm. First edition. Yiddish (romanized) and English words. Originally published : Jos. P. Katz, 1916. Words by S. Frug ; music by A. Bernstein. Front portrait of S. Frug. Shimon Shmuel Frug (1860–1916) , “Russian poet. Frug was born in a Jewish agricultural colony in Kherson province, Russia; he was self-educated. He began his poetic career writing in Russian, published three volumes of verse, and was the first poet to treat Jewish themes in Russian verse. ... His Yiddish national songs were keyed to the needs of his generation. In his popular song "Zamd un Shtern" ("Sand and Stars") he argues with God, asking why He had only fulfilled half His promise to Abraham, making Jews as numerous as sand: but "where are the stars?" (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Songs, Yiddish - United States. Shimon Frug – Songs. Light soiling to wraps, light tear to edge, internally some soiling, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-20).