Lola Folman (1908-1979) was a folk singer and performer in the Yiddish satirical revue theaters of 1930s Poland. This track is from a 78 that the actress Mina Bern had in her collection and was digitized by the Sound Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The photo of Folman was posted by her niece, Paula Teitelbaum.
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-- I am a matchmaker and have the most beautiful brides.
Just tell me what kind of girl I should set you up with,
young man, don't be embarrassed!
-- I don't want to risk taking a "girl".
Who can promise a "girl" will make a good wife?
No, matchmaker, no "girl" for me!
-- So maybe you'd like a divorcee
with a house and a lot of money saved up.
Just say the word, young man...
-- No, no divorcee for me, even if she has the prettiest eyes.
She wasn't good for her first husband, and she won't be good for me.
No divorcee for me!
-- So maybe then a young widow?
I saw her bank book just before Rosh HaShana
and, boy, is she a match!
-- I don't want a widow by any means:
if she buried her first husband, she might bury me!
No widow for me.
-- So what, for example, might you like, young man?
What type of woman would you want?
So tell me already...
-- A woman who's still married to another guy looks good to me -
if she works for him, then she works for me!
Yes, matchmaker, I want a married woman!