Happy Women’s History Month! Help JWA continue to lift up Jewish women’s stories, this month and every month, by making a gift today!
Close [x]

Show [+]

Mayn Rue Plats

"Mayn Rue Plats" Performed by the Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle

"Mayn Rue Platz (My Resting Place)," on A Besere Velt (A Better World). Performed by The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle. Words and Music by Morris Rosenfeld. Arr. By Mark Zuckerman. Adapted by Lisa Gallatin.

Lyrics to “Mayn Rue Plats”

My Resting Place

 

Don’t look for me where myrtles grow,

You will not find me there, my beloved.

Where lives wither at the machines,

There is my resting place.

 

Don’t look for me where birds sing,

You will not find me there, my beloved.

A slave am I, where chains clang.

There is my resting place.

 

And if you love me with true love,

Then came to me, my good beloved,

And light up my gloomy heart,

And make sweet my resting place.

 

Mayn Rue Plats

 

Nit zukh mikh vu di mirtn grinen,

Gefinst mikh dortn nit, mayn shats.

Vu lebns velkn bay mashinen,

Dortn iz mayn rue plats.

 

Nit zukh mikh vu di feygl zingen,

Gefinst mikh dortn nit, mayn shats.

A shklaf bin ikh, vu keytn klingen,

Dortn iz mayn rue plats.

 

Un libstu mikh mit varer libe,

To kum tzu mir, mayn guter shats.

Un hayter oyf mayn harts, dos tribe,

Un makh mir zis mayn rue plats.

"Mayn Rue Plats (My Resting Place)," Words by Morris Rosenfeld, Translation Compiled by Willie Lockeretz and Linda Gritz, on A Besere Velt (A Better World), The Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Mayn Rue Plats." (Viewed on March 24, 2023) <https://jwa.org/media/mayn-rue-plats>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox

Read the latest from JWA from your inbox.

sign up now