Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn, arr. Josh Jacobson

Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn, arr. Josh Jacobson


Composed By: Sholom Secunda

arranged by Josh Jacobson and Art Bailey

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Voicing: SATB

Keyword love song, Yiddish Theatre, big band, Bai Mir Bisti sheyn


Language: Yiddish and English

Difficulty: moderate

Country: America

Solos: SSA trio

Instruments: piano with clarinet and drum kit or band

Lyrics: Jacob Jacobs and Sammy Cahn

Publisher: Transcontinental

Year Composed/Published: 1932

Timing: 5:30

Tempo: moderate then faster

First Line: ven zi sol zain shvarts vi a tuter

description: This song was originally heard in Secunda’s Yiddish musical, Men Ken Lebn Nor Men Lost Nisht. In 1937 the Andrews Sisters’ version with English lyrics became the number-one song in America. This arrangement incorporates both versions.

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