TUM BALALAIKA

Listen to two versions of this song

1. Stereo backing track with optional part for chorus      

2. A Cappella, Pop, Klezmer, Jazz, Yiddish

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VOICES ONLY version

(Boys.......) Maiden, maiden,

tell me true,

What can grow without the dew?

What can burn for years and years?

What can cry, and shed no tears?


Tum ba la, Tum ba la, Tum ba la ly ka

Tum ba la, Tum ba la, Tum ba la ly ka

Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly


(Girls........) Silly lad,

the answer true

A stone can grow without the dew.

Love can burn for years and years

A heart can cry and shed no tears.


Tum ba la, Tum ba la, Tum ba la ly ka

Tum ba la, Tum ba la, Tum ba la ly ka

Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly ka, Tum ba la ly


For Yiddish lyrics please refer to the acapella version