Tumbalalaika – Andrea Guerra

A young lady stands, and he thinks

Thinks and thinks the whole night through
Whom to take and not to shame
Whom to take and not to shame

Tumbala, Tumbala, Tumbalalaika Tumbalalaika, strum balalaika Tumbalalaika, may we be happy Girl, girl,

I want to ask of you
What can grow, grow without rain?
What can burn and never end?
What can yearn, cry without tears?
  Foolish lady, why do you have to ask?
A stone can grow, grow without rain
Love can burn and never
and A heart can yearn, cry without tears
What is higher than a house?
What is swifter than a mouse?
What is deeper than a well?
What is bitter, more bitter than gall? 
A chimney is higher than a house
A cat is swifter than a mouse
The Torah is deeper than a well

Death is bitter, more bitter than gall

 

Artwork by Mariana Kalacheva
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