Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Gimme Some Lox to Eat in Your Truck

Detail of Tennessee from a map of map of the United States and Indian territories that appeared in Der Yidisher Imigrant (The Jewish Immigrant) 1911

Just so you know, this week’s New Yorker quotes John Carter Cash on the importance of Ashkenazic food among the highlights of his visits to New York with his parents, Johnny Cash and June Carter.

Probably the No. 1 thing was the Carnegie Deli: they’d always order lox, cheese blintzes, and matzo-ball soup.

I hope they enjoyed it in good health.

Here are the rest of the words to Rowboat, paraphrased in the title. Here's Marty Green performing his excellent translation of A Boy Named Sureh.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Lao Qiao said...

Yiddish for "Arkansas" ends with a samekh? Too terrible.

5:52 PM  

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