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Song - Why don't they give a Yiddisher Boy a Chance? #unitedkingdom


GaryPSU
 

There’s a reference to a quote by Don Arden in this link, but not the song itself  

https://the-osbournes.fandom.com/wiki/Smells_Like_Teen_Spirits


tbrooketrout@...
 


de.cantor@...
 

Still searching for the words of the song.  The phrase 'why don't they give a Yiddisher Boy a Chance? appears a couple of times in Bernard Kops' book but is totally unrelated to the song.  Gary Levin, I've looked for the film with Don Arden, no luck there either but thank you for replying.  More leads appreciated.

David Cantor


de.cantor@...
 

Thank you for the information about 'Jewish Cockney'. I have ordered the book mentioned and believe that I have found the home address of Mr Kops.  I shall write to him today!

Much appreciated.


mjr92115@...
 

Bernard Kops is a 'Jewish Cockney', still living at age 94. In one of his autobiographical works, 'The World is a Wedding', he uses snatches of this song. You should try writing him, he might know all the words. His Wikipedia page gives more info.


GaryPSU
 

I recall seeing a film clip showing Sharon Osbourne’s father, a Brit, singing that song. 


de.cantor@...
 

Thanks to a brilliant member here, I now have the words to a Yiddish song sung by my Grandfather.  Stretching the memory again, I have recollections about a song (in English) bemoaning the habit of royalty marrying amongst themselves - instead why don't they give a Yiddisher boy a chance?  Search engine enquiries haven't come up with any results but if anyone knows the words or can find them, that would be marvellous.  The song probably originates in the UK.  Thanks in advance

David Cantor