Mickey Katz — Geshray Of Devilde Kotchke
Ikh vil geyn vu di katshke geyt
Un I wanna drey vi a katshke dreyt
Wild goose, brekh a fus, geshtopte haldz
A maykhl in baykhl un a geln shmalts (gallon shmalts)
Yesterday I went to the butcher shop
To buy a chicken and a couple of chops
The butcher said, " we got katshke today "
Di katshke heard him and he gave a geshrey
I wanna go where the wild goose goose
Cause I know more than the wild goose knows
Mayn kop tsekvetsht un mayn pipik tsedrikt
Before too long I'll be opgeflikt
And the butcher said that it weighs ten pounds
" It's a beautiful katshke, lady,
A magnificent gandz
Six dollars, a metsiye, hey lady you'll buy it "
Di katshke cried " rakhmones! I don't want a levaye "
Ay, ay, ay....
Ikh muz geyn vu di wild goose muz
Before der shoykhet khapt arop mayn nuz
Vild goose, brekh a fus, khap a kholatshke
Bald I'm gonna ley vi a teyte katshke
Let me fly avek....Squawk!
Oy, s'iz shoyn farfaln
It ain't no use
Der butcher er farkoyft mikh
And I'm a cooked goose
I've got to be brave
Oh, her balebatish
Goodbye little chickens, don't forget to say kaddish.
And I can't go where the wild goose goes
Cause I must go where the shoykhet goes
I'll be opgezaltst, I'll be in a top
A make afn butcher, zol im shtinken fun kop