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Abie Rotenberg - The Rebbe Of Lublin lyrics

Won't you gather round my friends and listen to my tale
It's a lesson about life itself, and how I learnt it well
Cause you think you know the answers and things are the way they seem
But I found out it just ain't so, from the Rebbe of Lublin

You see I worked as a shammas for this Rebbe from Lublin
I'd wash his clothes and shine his shoes and keep his house real clean
But one thing that I did not like about this job of mine
Was cooking him his daily meals, and serving them right on time

You see, the Rebbe would come home from shul each day and sit down in his seat
And he'd say ribono shel olam could I have a little bite to eat
'Cause you sustain all mankind with your goodness and your grace
And right on cue in come out and put his food down in its place

So now you know what got me mad why its plain as day to see
I'd say his food don't come from heaven
But from the cook - and that's me
So I schemed and conspired to set this Rebbe straight
Tomorrow there won't be no food to put down on his plate

Now the Rebbe left to go to shul early morning the next day
When a tearful man approached him, stood in the Rebbe's way
"My wife is ill he" cried out there's no hope for her life
The Rebbe said I'll pray for her, with Gods help she'll be alright

The Rebbe of Lublin came home from shul like any other day
And he sat down at the table I could hear him start to pray
I came out with his empty tray and said this is what you've been praying for
But with the last words of his prayer came a knockin' at the door

Standin' in the doorway was a man whose eyes did shine
Rebbe it's a miracle, my wife she's feelin' fine
Please accept this little gift to show our gratitude
Well, I'm sure by now you guessed it folks
It was a package filled with food

You see, the Rebbe would come home from shul each day and sit down in his seat
And he'd say ribono shel olam could I have a little bite to eat
'Cause you sustain all mankind with your goodness and your grace
And right on cue in come out,
You could bet your bottom dollar I would come on out,
And put his food down in its place