Terry Gibbs - My Yiddishe Momme Lyrics

Credits
release date: 1963
length: 2:57
Lyrics
Of things I should be thankful for I've had a goodly share
And as I sit here in the comfort of my cozy chair
My fancy takes me to a humble eastside tenement
Three flights up in the rear to where my childhood days were spent
It wasn't much like Paradise but 'mid the dirt and all
There sat the sweetest angel, one that I fondly call

My yiddishe momme I need her more then ever now
My yiddishe momme I'd like to kiss that wrinkled brow
I long to hold her hands once more as in days gone by
And ask her to forgive me for things I did that made her cry
How few were her pleasures, she never cared for fashion's styles
Her jewels and treasures she found them in her baby's smiles
Oh I know that I owe what I am today
To that dear little lady so old and gray
To that wonderful yiddishe momme of mine

My yiddishe momme I need her more then ever now
My yiddishe momme I'd like to kiss that wrinkled brow
I long to hold her hands once more as in days gone by
And ask her to forgive me for things I did that made her cry
How few were her pleasures, she never cared for fashion's styles
Her jewels and treasures she found them in her baby's smiles
Oh I know that I owe what I am today
To that dear little lady so old and gray
To that wonderful yiddishe momme of mine

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
  • 2 Papirossen (Cigarettes)
  • 3 Kazochok (Russian dance)
  • 4 Vuloch (A Follk dance)
  • 5 My Yiddishe Momme
  • 6 And the Angels Sing
  • 7 S & S
  • 8 Shaine Une Zees (Pretty & Sweet)
  • 9 Nyah Shere (New dance)

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin