Saturday, February 11, 2006

"My Yiddishe Mama," Tom Jones-Style


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If I can figure out how to attach a sound file to this post, I will, but in the meantime, I must tell you that I received an e-mail. It's a sound wave of Tom Jones singing -- in English -- "My Yiddishe Mama." That classic tearjerker of a song being sung by the timeless teenager, that English ( or is it Welsh?) musical sex symbol.

He says that his father taught him the song. (Was his father Jewish? Why would he learn such a song otherwise?)

I wonder when and where Tom performs this Jewish hit if the women in the audience fling their "woman size" or XXL brief-cut underwear onto the stage, and heavily sigh, "OY...det vas beauuuutiful. Now, eef I vas only younger and eef I could only speek English vitout det Yeedeshe eccent, Tom might be eenterested in me. To hell mit mine husband!"

5 comments:

Mia said...

I have to find this song :) I totally want to hear it!

David_on_the_Lake said...

aaahh..whenever I went to get a tear out of my grandmother I sing her that song...

cruisin-mom said...

hey don't knock Tom Jones...he's the greatest!

Neil said...

I don't think it's that strange that his father would know it. It became a pretty popular song.

Anonymous said...

a documentary showed a young tom jewnes with a nose the length of a childs arm.They said he'd had the enormity broken when young but i say crap,tom jones is a jew.They showed his aunts and relatives who all looked like jews.
So he's another show biz jew