Arrangement by Linda Hirschhorn © 1987
Melody by Shmuel Bugatch
Lyrics by Abraham Reisen
Lead Vocal: Linda Hirschhorn
Concertina: Bertram Levy
In this song, the Jew of Eastern Europe is sympathizing and identifying with the marranos, the Spanish Jews who were forced to Christianity. Publicly, the marranos pretended to be sincere converts (their name, marrano, means "pig", from the pork which they ate in public), while privately and at great risk they continued in their Jewish observance. In this song the composer asks the Spanish Jew how he will observe the Passover. He replies that he will do it in the cave where he has hidden his books for many years, and that if his enemies come, he will drown them with his music.