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446 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
185 THE THREE JEWS
For a text from Newfoundland, somewhat similar but with many minor variations, see Greenieaf and Mansfield, pp. 357-358.
The present version was sung by Mrs. Geraldine Chickenng, Detroit, who learned the song from hearing it sung by young people in Kalkaska, about 1920.
i Once upon a time there were three Jews, Once upon a time there were three Jews, Three-ee-ee-ee Jew, Jew, Jews, Three-ee-ee-ee Jew, Jew, Jews, Once upon a time there were three Jews.
2 First one's name was Abraham, First one's name was Abraham, A-a-bra-ah-ham, ham, ham, A-a-bra-ah-ham, ham, ham, First one's name was Abraham.
3 Second one's name was Iziack, I-ee-zi-ee-ack, ack, ack.
4 Third one's name was Isadore, I-is-a-a-dore, dore, dore.
5 First they went to Jeruslam, Je-ee-ru-u-slam, slam, slam.
6 Then they went to Jericho, Je-er-i-i-cho, cho, cho.
7 Then they went to Amsterdam, A-am-ster-er-dam, dam, dam.