Boris Thomashefsky writes in his "Theater shriftn", that
R. said in the cigarette factory [where Thomashefsky had
worked], that he was an actor in the home. Later he
revealed that he was a stand-in in "Koldonye" and with
"Dybbuk" in the "Marinski" theatre in Odessa.
Rozenblum used to singing
pieces from the Yiddish theatre in the factory, such as
"Bobklekh", "Vos toyg mir meyn simkha, az men nemt zi
nit", "Bristlekh lebedike, lebedike bristlekh", "Oy vey,
dlus" et al. The last song for every cigarette maker was
dos libste. Everyone had sung it in the chorus.
"Rozenblum with the large
nose had begun to study with the workers in the first
chorus of "Shulamis", "Ongeladn mit ales guts, mit di
shtekelekh in di hent", this means the singing must be
with the shtekenes in his hands, only the
cigarette makers have created the texts of "Di
shtekelekh in the hent", because all cigarette makers
keep iron shtekelekh antsushupn with them the
tobacco in the gilzn areyn".