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Helen Remembers Hungarian Lullaby
Helen Remembers Hungarian Lullaby (Transcript)
Interviewee: Helen Horvath Harbove
Date of Birth: November 3, 1914
HARBOVE: No, I don't think, I don't remember that. I think my father talked more to us than my mother. And he used to sing a lot. I remember him always whistling or singing, and I did like that. I remember him like that, whistling and singing.
LEVINE: Would you be able to sing a Hungarian song on tape?
HARBOVE: Of course! (they laugh )
HARBOVE: I know several, not one or two.
LEVINE: Please, go ahead.
HARBOVE: I like this one. (She sings in Hungarian) My mother used to sing that all the time, too. And the translation of that is, "Whoever loves their baby, no matter how it's snowing or raining, he will find her. He'll even cross the bridges to find her." That's the whole thing. That's a lovely little song.
Did You Know?
Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island on January 1, 1892, after she arrived from Ireland on the SS Nevada. Charles Hendley of the Secretary of the Treasury's office inspected Annie, she was then given a $10 gold coin by Immigration Superintendent Colonel John Weber.