Monday, November 21, 2011
We always find it enjoyable to watch Yiddish translations of popular music, whether pop songs or Gilbert and Sullivan operas. We're particularly fond of the Yiddish versions of The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance.
So when we saw a new YouTube posting of a Yiddish version of Frank Sinatra's My Way, we thought of sharing it with you. This version was sung by Israeli singer Moti Giladi at a Jewish Music Festival in Warsaw in 2007.
Singing to a full house in a large auditorium, Giladi gives a strong performance of the classic ballad in Yiddish translation. So how do you translate the title? At first hearing, we thought it was "My Vei." But after a few replays, we're pretty sure it's "Mein Veg." Enjoy!
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)