Love songs, matchmaking and wedding

To grandmother Tuboy Oros and grandmother Nekdam Tsvia and the grandfathers, to my mother Ktsiʿaa Levi and especially to my family and the coming generations 

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Menuḥa Tova Dahan
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Ḥava Shmulevich
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Menuḥa Tova Dahan


Dadim pachta mekoret (my father plants cotton and collects white gold)

This song is about a young girl telling that her father grows cotton. This may suggest that they are a wealthy family since families from the cotton industry were in fact wealthy.

The girl says, “My father plants cotton and collects white gold”, and that she wants the cover and veil to burn and turn to dust. She does not want to cover her face and says she is young and so deserves a young man. more