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Sono ancora ossessionato dalla bella e triste canzone “Dem Milners Trern”, che occupa un posto centrale nel film “A Serious Man” dei fratelli Coen. La canzone di Mark Warschavski è cantata nel film da Sidor Belarsky.

 

Riporto da www.richardsilverstein.com il testo originale e la traduzione in inglese.

Oy, vifl yorn zenen farforn Oh how many years have passed
Zayt ikh bin a milner ot to do. Since I’ve been a miller here?
Di reder dreyen zikh The wheels turn
Di yorn geyen zikh, The years pass
Ikh bin shoyn alt un grayz un gro. I’m growing old and grey.

S’iz teg faranen There are days
Ch’vil mikh dermonen I would have wanted to remember
Tsi kh’hob gehat a shtikl glik— If I had only had a bit of happiness
Di reder dreyen zikh The wheels turn
Di yorn geyen zikh The years pass
Keyn entfer iz nit do tsurik. No reply do I hear

Ch’hob gehert zogn I’ve heard it said
Men vel mikh faryogn They want to drive me out
Aroys fun dorf Away from here
Un fun der mil. And from the mill.
Di reder dreyen zikh The wheels turns
Di yorn geyen zikh The years pass
Oy, on an ek un on a tsil. Without end and without purpose

Fun glik fartribn Exiled from happiness
bin ikh geblibn I remain without it
On vayb, on kind ot do aleyn. Without wife or child–myself alone
Di reder dreyen zikh The wheel turns
Di yorn geyen zikh, The years pass
Un eylent bin ikh vi a shteyn. I am lonely as a stone

Vu vel ikh voynen Where will I live?
Ver vet mikh shoynen Who will care for me?
Ikh bin shoyn alt I’m already old
Ich bin shoyn mid – I’m already tired
Di reder dreyen zikh The wheels turn
Di yorn geyen zikh, The years pass
Un oykh mit zey geyt oys der yid. And with them too goes the Jew.
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