Assimilation Blues

ASSIMILATION BLUES

Written by Lenny Solomon

Hey little boy we got some news to tell you,

You’re part of our people you’ve got to learn about being a Jew.

Hey little girl we hope were not a little to late,

For us to live on you’ve gotta carry the faith,

Papa will be crying where did we go wrong,

Mama will be singing a sad sad song,

Bubby will be saying Where will we all go?

Zeide will be saying I wish we would have known.

So come to your senses,take away those Assimilation Blues,

Hey little boy you can make your family proud.

Hey little girl you can make your family proud.

In a couple of generations we’ll be a very large crowd.

Brother will be saying where was your education,

Sister will be saying we’re filled with frustration,

Uncle will be saying please stop this aggravation,

And the Rabbi will be saying that would be assimilation,

So come to your senses take away those Assimilation Blues,

We’ve got those Assimilation Blues,

So come to your senses take away those Assimilation Blues.