Dos gold fun dayne oygn
The Gold In Your Eyes
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The earliest songs recorded here—Shtile tener (1918), Volt mayn tate raykh geven (1918), Dos gold fun dayne oygn (1922), Tsela-tseldi (1922), and Viglid (Markish; 1925)—are perhaps more conventional and less adventurous than the later ones, but they are expertly composed. Volt mayn tate raykh geven and Tsela-tseldi are full of high spirits, with virtuoso piano parts and striking contrasts. Dos gold fun dayne oygn, impressionistic in overall style, nevertheless exhibits certain melodic characteristics that tie it to eastern European Jewish folksong. It is one of the many love songs Weiner dedicated to his beloved wife, Sarah Naomi.
Editor's note by Neil W. Levin:
Dos gold fun dayne oygn's poet, Samuel Jacob Imber, the brother of the author of the words to Hatikva, Israel’s national anthem, edited one of the earliest English-language anthologies of modern Yiddish poetry in 1927.