Raynlender (LKT)

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“Sung to a reynlender-tants.” Cahan 1938, p. 305 (#65-67, 81)

“It must be acknowledged, that among our large masses, for a long time now the folkdance has had been accompanied by singing and song; and not only to [modern couple dances such as] the polka did people improvise and sing songs, but also to the polonaise, quadrille, waltz, raynlender, mazurka, sher, beroyges-tants and others.” Cahan 1952b, p. 89

Raynlender.” [David-Haradok, near Vilna, pre-World War II]. Cahan 1957, p. 490 (#222)