Something’s been troubling me. It is a refrain my mother used to sing when I was a child. I am puzzled by this song as I know it is about a wedding dress, but I cannot find its origin or the meaning of its words. I’ve looked far and wide and found similar sounding songs, but it is the wrong tune or the wrong lyrics.
What to do? Perhaps someone will remember it. What I know is that in 1928, my mother became engaged to a fellow in Leeds and it was in the bosom of his family that she learned this song. The words, as I transliterated them from the Yiddish, were as follows: