The Language of the Ashkenazic Song

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Key words
Ashkenazic musical folklore, Jewish songs, macaronic songs, nigun, mame-loshn, loshn koydesh
Khazdan E.

The songs of East European Jews may contain various languages, both verbal and musical. In these songs, it is the tune that acts as a coding system; it is due to the tune that the connection between the song and a certain liturgic text or a prayer can be shown.