A schetl in 1860-1880 Russia. Pogroms. America becoming a thing an option to consider for your family or at least teenage boy. RBG Great great great Grandpa, Mr. Ginzbrug, is the communicator of the news to the village.. And alot of news coming in about america. For they sent 7 young boys there.
Theme “Pogroms make going to america attractive… so do some of the postcards from america.”
RBG sings to cabby: Chorus1: , he was a father, he kissed daughter. But then when he went outiside...
Mr ginsberg comes in with ‘news pamphlete’ from the letter of usa. 1865 Russia. Chorus2: Just one america story one song, one letter said to her glory just one american story jewish american story… one song sung to her glory
(text: The real letters read from USA)
Rap 1 (Gossip about pogroms, actual villages named.) I was told the soldiers rode just to get to pillage As bodies froze, the riders rode on tot he next village I will not run if they come i’ll grab my gun - you have a gun shmueli? You’ll grab your fork, but they are pork - it wont work Shmueli! So many leave, to golden streets, we send they boys while they are strong ... …. Chorus 1 melody: “So pack up, grab your jacket, its cold out on the sea Take these rubels, make your self useful and send word and work back to me. “
The 13 year old Ginzburg boy goes to america convinced form grandpa its the smart thing to do!