Lyrics: Oy Ir Narishe Tsienistn / Oh You Foolish Little Zionists / Глупые Сионисты

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Translation by Daniel Kahn, Oy Division - "Oh you foolish little zionists" (1931)

Oi, ihr narishe tsionistn
Mit ayer narishn meykhl
Ihr mag dokh geyn tsu dem arbeter | 2
Un lernen bai im seykhl!

Ihr vilt undz forn keyn Yerushalaim!
Mir zaln dortn golodayen
Mir viln beser zain in Rus[n]land, | 2
Mir veln zikh bafrayen!

Oh you foolish little Zionists
With your utopian mentality
You'd better go down to the factory | 2
And learn the worker's reality

You want to take us to Jerusalem
So we can die as a nation
We'd rather stay in the Diaspora | 2
And fight for our liberation

Глупенькие сионисты,
Вы такие утописты.
Вы бы лучше шли в рабочие | 2
Или в трубочисты.

В Иерушалаим
Идти за вами не желаем,
Мы в Рассее останемся -
Бороться с Николаем!
Мы в рассеяньи останемся -
Бороться с Николаем!
Mir viln beser zain in Rus[n]land,
Mir veln zikh bafrayen!


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