Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Abi Melbit - At least I'm alive

People who've been following various Jewish blogs and/or the Jewish music scene have probably heard that Lipa Shmeltzer was forced to cancel his appearance at a concert after criticism from various "Gedolim".

The controversy apparently was about his Yiddish song based on "Lion Sleeps Tonight" - he made a quite entertaining promotional video for HASC which you can see below (or here).

I tried to find a copy of the lyrics, but so far haven't been able to, so if anyone knows where could find them, or could translate the Yiddish, feel free to leave a comment.

video

1 comment:

Chris L. said...

Abi M'lebt translate roughly to "As Long As I'm Alive". LIPA goes through various scenarios of negative things going on in life and getting over with them. Quite hilarious, actually. (He mentions "stuck in traffic, getting late to the bank, no milk for the coffee" and more.)