This is a lovely riddle song originally all in Yiddish. Since many of my audiences do not speak Yiddish, I wrote two verses in English that tell the story of the song. A young man wants to meet a beautiful and clever girl, so he devises tricky questions. Not only can the girl answer his questions, but she outsmarts him and they fall in love. All while the balalaika plays "tum", "tum".

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